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a Balance 




Simmons College 

300 The Fenway 

Boston, MA 02215 

(617) 521-2000 

http://www.simmons.edu 



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Achieving A 
Balance 



Achieving a Balance can be a daunting 
goal. We on the Microcosm staff know 
how difficult that can be. Considering 
family, friends, work, school, play, 
organizations, athletics, community 
service, and other commitments can 
take its toll. The 1 997 Microcosm hopes 
to applaud and celebrate the 
achievements of all of you striving so 
hard to create that balance. 






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► Focus on the Journey 



Simmons 
welcomes 
class of 
2000 



Incoming freshmen and new students were welcomed by the Simmons community 
and encouraged to "Focus on the Journey" during fall orientation, hosted from 
August 31 — September 3. The Colleges of the Fenway (Emmanuel, Mass. College 
of Pharmacy, Wentworth, Wheelock and Simmons) planned a week of exciting 
events, such as Casino Night, Block Party Barbeque and A Midnight Cruise. New 
faces on the Simmons campus were enthusiastically welcomed by staff and orienta- 
tion leaders in cheerful, 



bright yellow shirts, and 
are expected to "Focus on 
the Journey" ahead. 



: It's such a positive way to start the new 
; school year, because you just helped 300 
\ students learn all the amazing things we 
\ offer at Simmons! 

\ -Moira McTigue, '99, Orientation Leader 




► SMILES ALL AROUND Orientation Leaders Kate 
Ahern (far left) and Laura Hollister (upper right) have 
what it takes to keep these first-year students smiling. 



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► BREAK ON A BLANKET First-year students enjoy a quiet 
break during the Orientation Barbeque on the Quad. 



► GET IT WHILE IT'S HOT (left) 
Orientation Leader Keri Moss (center) 
"focusing" on the task at hand - lunch! 



► SUNSHINE-Y DAY (right) 
This first-year student seems excited 
and prepared for the journey ahead. 



► HEY, MARCARENA! 

"Focus on the Journey" Orientation 
Leaders exhibit the true meaning of 
groove summer. 



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^ Sharing the Journey 



Student 

Activities 

hosts 

Family 

Weekend 



This year's family weekend theme, "Sharing the Journey," was an expansion of the 
fall orientation theme "Focus on the Journey." Over the weekend of October 4, 
parents, friends and family were invited to explore college life and be introduced or 
re-introduced to all Simmons College has to offer students. Family Weekend was 
full of activities and opportunities for students and their guests to get the most out 
of this annual event. Guests were able to attend classes and meet faculty members 
(in and out of the tradi- ] Duck Toun were very popu l an an d 
tional classroom setting), I families and students enjoyed seeing 
cheer Simmons teams at \ faculty in a different light at "Cabaret 
sporting events, and visit • Night. 

. , \ -Jill Justin, '97, Chair of Family Weekend 

Boston sights. • 4 




► THE FAMILY WAY Senior Jill Justin "Sharing the 
Journey" will her family at Cabaret Night. 



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►AND YOU ARE. . . Emily Parkhurst (center) and Lisa 
Dingman, Graduate Assistant in Student Activities 
(right) assist Katie Butler in the registration process. 



► ONE IF BY LAND Students and their families enjoy 
one of Boston's more interesting sightseeing excursions, 
The Duck Tour. 



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r WALL OF FEET Participants in the fourth annual Simmons Walk for Community 
Service were encouraged to decorate a paper foot and hang it in the lower commons. 



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^To the Class of 1997 



Traditional 
toast cel- 
ebrates the 
last three 
years 



The senior class gathered for the first time on Tuesday, September 24 to kick off their last 
year at Simmons at the Senior/Faculty toast. The event, held in the Trustman Art Gallery, 
featured a toast from Dean for Student Life Sheila Murphy, and a keynote address by 
Professor of Sociology Steve London, who shared stories' and words of wisdom. In turn, 
Class President Cindy Cucinotta toasted faculty and staff, and thanked them for their 
guidance and support over the years." [The toast] was a great opportunity for seniors to show 
appreciation to our mentors," she later stated. As the year's first gathering of seniors, 
it was an opportunity for ▼ 

them to acknowledge the 



conclusion of their careers 
at Simmons, and a reminder 
to cherish the memories 
that were made. 



. relax and enjoy life. This message is 
based on the advice of my grandfather, 
which enabled him to live 106 years of a 
wonderful life. 

-Professor Steven London, in the keynote address 




► RAISE YOUR GLASSES Class of 1997 President Cindy 
Cucinotta concludes her toast to faculty and staff who have 
supported and encouraged this year's graduating seniors. 

► HAVE ANOTHER Seniors Jill Justin and Lisa Leccacorvi get into 
the spirit of the event. 

r THE LAST LAUGH Professor of Sociology and Keynote Speaker 
Steve London, and senior Maria Alves, chair of the event, mingle 
with invited guests. 




Skills Learned for a Lifetime 



Student 
leaders 
gain valu- 
able expe- 
riences at 
annual re- 
treat 



Forty-three student leaders attended the third annual Leadership Retreat at the Warren 
Center in Ashland, Massachusetts. The retreat, held the weekend of September 1 9, featured 
workshops and discussions such as Programming for the Common Good, Gorgette's Play- 
ground, and Rambo Tactics. . . Confronter v. Counselor. The purpose of the retreat is to create 
life-long leaders out of student leaders from Simmons. Participants were urged to network 
amongst themselves at the retreat, in order to better fulfill Student Activities' new policy 
requiring each organization to co-sponsor one event every semester. Students had a 



wonderful experience, met 
new people, and gained the 
wisdom and strength 
necessary for developing 
life-long leadership skills. 



► "WHAT NOW? Freshmen Class Council members Christine 
Caligtau (left) and Thong Nguyen appear confused about the 
next move. 

► BARTOL WHAT? Sophie Kim (left) and Gwen Marshal are 
enjoying dinner. 



I I gained a lot from being able to share 

• the weekend with other leaders, and in a 

• very inviting environment. 

• ^Racquel Callendar, '97, BSO Treasurer 



► PATTY-CAKE, PATTY-CAKE Lisa Dingman, Graduate 
Assistant in Student Activities, and sophomore Melissa Deasy 
revisit their childhoods at "Gorgette's Playground." 

► LEAD OR FOLLOW Sophomore Class President Donna Irish 
playing a game. 




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^ Consortium Effects Change 



In its 

first year, 

controversial 

agreement 

binds five 

campuses 

together 



On Friday, May 30, 1996 the presidents of Emmanuel, Mass. College of Pharmacy, 
Simmons, Wheelock and Wentworth signed the Principles of Collaboration, creating the 
Fenway 5 consortium. Although students had concerns that the consortium was a step 
toward making Simmons co-educational, around 75 students cross-registered in the fall. 
Most were pleased with the course selections, even if the registration process seemed slower 
than normal. Besides cross-registration, other changes on campus included a revised shuttle 
route and collaboration between schools on various events sponsored by Student Activities. 
By joining with four other ▼ . . 

: There is reason to think that our consortium 

colleges, Simmons is trying J 

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to lower the cost or higher » ° J 

, . , , . • the immediate advantage of proximity alone 

education by snaring resources J & j r j & 

vu *.u ,u c ii • with all the other benefits. 

with the other rour colleges, • J 

! -Sheik Murphy, Dean for Student Life 
and making joint purchases. •• •••••• • •••••••••• -4 




► SIMMONS COLLEGE 
300 The Fenway 
Boston, MA 02115 



►wheelock COLLEGE 

200 The Riverway 
Boston, MA 02115 



► WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
550 Huntington Avenue 
Roxbury, MA 02115 




► EMMANUEL COLLEGE 
400 The Fenway 
Boston, MA 02115 



► MASSACHUSETTS 
COLLEGE OF 
PHARMACY 
179 Longwoord Avenue 
Boston, MA 02115 



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► EMPOWERING FOR ALL 

Conference participants and 
attendees, including Simmons 
sophomore Niki Hutchinson and 
guest (top right), came from all over 
the state to explore their role in 
keeping the mission of the United 
Nations Fourth World Conference 
on Women (FWCW) alive. 

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► YOUTHFUL SPIRIT (top left) A 
young member of the Art of Black 
Dance and Music Children's 
Company performs during the 
entertainment program. The dancers 
in this group range from ages 7-12, 
and have performed all over New 
England. 

► POWER TALK (top right) Diane 
Hammer (left), Administrative 
Director of the Simmons Institute 
for Leadership and Change, and 
Annie Rogers, business consultant, 
during a break in the activity. 

► BRING IT HOME (middle left) 
Assistant Secretary-General Rosario 
Green stressed the importance of 
bringing the mission of the FWCW 
home during her keynote address. 

► YOU SAID IT (middle right) 
Dr. Susan Roosevelt Weld (right), 
honorary chair of the Massachusetts 
conference, and Teresa Heinz share 
a quiet moment during one of the 
day's many speak out sessions. 

► WITH OUR VOICES RAISED 

(lower left) Honorary Chairs of the 
First Massachusetts Conference on 
Women: Bringing Beijing Home, 
leading a chorus of the FWCW 
theme song, "Never Turning Back, 
Keep on Moving Forward." From 
left: Senator Jane Maria Swift, 
Reverend Cheng Imm Tan, Dr. 
Dessima Williams, Dr. Daniel S. 
Cheever, and Dr. Susan Roosevelt 
Weld. 

► AT THE MIKE (lower right) 
Speak Out Emcee Virginia Cha, co- 
anchor of News 4 New England for 
WBZ-TV. 

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On September 28, the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change brought the First Massachusetts 
Conference on Women: Bringing Beijing Home to the College. This was a statewide effort to maintain the 
commitment of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) , held in September 1995 
in Beijing, China, and also to move that agenda forward for women in this state. Approximately 1 500 women 
and girls from all over Massachusetts gathered at Simmons to collaborate on keeping the mission of FWCW 



and applying it in their individual 
communities and across the state. The 
conference agenda included speak out 
sessions on a wide range of topics, a 
marketplace, multicultural 
performances, and a live teleconference 
with the White House. 



It was very inspiring to see faculty, staff 
and students pull together to make [the 
conference] happen. 

-Diane Hammer, Administrative Director of the 
Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change 




^ Home Away from Home 



►BEST OF BOSTON The Isabella Stewart Gardner 
Museum, The John Hancock Tower, The Prudential 
Building, Angora Cafe in Kenmore Square 



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► LOCAL HOT SPOTS Fenway Park, Star 
Market, The Cask'n Flagon, Boston Beer Works, 
The Trinity Church in Copley Square, The 
Museum of Fine Arts 




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► Class of 1997 



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Notable 
Achievers 



It has been a different path for all of you, 
and for some the journey does not end 
with commencement. Yet you are united 
by a common goal. It has taken you 
various lengths of time to reach this 
graduation year, and you have 
undoubtedly changed courses before 
arriving. Your trials and successes at 
Simmons have played a large part in 
shaping the woman who earns a degree 
this year. The following pages celebrate 
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Samar Mahdi Abdul-Hadi 

Economics/Mathematics 

Arabic League Association 

President 96-97; 

Dix Hall Vice President 95-96; George 

Kavous Award, 

Honors Convocation 1996 



Lynetta Anne Ahns 

Nursing 

Full-time mother; 

National Student Nurses Association 

Member 95-97 




Maria H. Alves 

Sociology/Human Services 

Simmons Community Outreach Youth 

Coordinator 95-96, 

Vice-President 96-97; 

Dix Hall Council 95-96; 

Saturday at Simmons 

Program Coordinator 95-97; Simmons 

Success Connection 96-97; Who's 

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Rachel S Amgott 

Nursing 

Tennis Team 93; 

Quadside Committee 93-96, 

Publicity Chair 

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Hillel 93-96; 

Nursing Liaison 95-97 



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Carla D Apruzzese 

Nursing 



Deborah Arenson 

Psychology 



Malikah Erika Ash 

History/Sociology 

Black Student Organization 

President 96-97, 

Vice-President 95-96, 

Sister of Education 94-95; 

City Year Urban League Volunteer; 

1995 Freshman Orientation 

Asst. Coordinator; 

Honor Board Member; 

Bell Foundation Volunteer 



Ronisha Austin 

Economics/Human Services 




Lauren Lizabeth Barrato 

Sociology 



Maria Batista 

International Relations/ 
Political Science 



Heather Leigh Bayliss 

Communications/ 
Political Science 



Eileen Bennet 

Nursing 



Chorale 93-94, 95-97; 
Sidelines Business Manager 95-97; 
Evans Hall Council Treasurer 96-97 



The Simmons News 

Asst. to the Editor 93-94, 

Entertainment Editor 94, News Editor 

95, Outstanding Contributor 94-95, 

Editor-in-Chief 95-96; 

Ambassador 94-95; Women in 

Communications Secretary 94-95; 

Financial Aid Advisory 

Committee 95-97; 

Activities Programming Board 

Chair 96-97; Commencement Ball 

Chair 96-97; Outstanding Sophomore 



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Alicia E Berger 

Physical Therapy 

Freshman Honors Scholarship; 

Simmons Dance Club 

President 95-97, 

Secretary 94-95 



Annise Paige Berger 

Chemistry 

Chemistry Liaison 

President 95-97, 

Outstanding Member 96; 

Hillel Vice President 96; 

Dance Club Treasurer 96; 

Smith Hall Council Social Chair 96; 

ISP President 97; 

National Deans List 



Michele Renae Bergevin 

Nursing 



Rebecca Bernat 

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Elizabeth-Anne Gladys 
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Nursing Liaison 95-97; 

Student Judicial Board 

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Judith Anne Boudreau 

Human Biology 

Commuter Student 
Organization 93-97 



Enid Bonilla 

Education/Spanish 

Farragut School 
Tutoring Program 94-96- 




Susan Victoria Boss 

Nursing 

Quadside Committee 

President, Member 93-94; 

Student Activities Center 

Renovation Committee 94-95; 

Admissions Video Member 95-96; 

Nursing Pinning Committee 

Co-chair 96-97 



Judith Botelho 

Economics 

Novice Crew 93-94; Farragut School 
Tutoring Program Coordinator 95-97; 
Simmons Community Outreach 95-96, 
Treasurer 96-97, Farragut Tutor 93-97, 
Recycling Committee 96-97, Dean's 
List Recipient 93-94, spring 95, 95-96; 
Nurse's March in Washington D.C. 95; 
Valentine's Ball for the Elderly 

Coordinator 96; 
WORK, WORK, WORK! 93-97 




Petia Bradshaw 

Management/Marketing 



Erin Leigh Brennan 

International Management/ 
Marketing 



Kristin Broberg 

Sociology 

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Samantha N Broderick 

English/Philosophy 

Philosophy Liaison 



Ronnette Brothers 



Melissa Rae Brown 

Human Services 

Simmons Community Outreach 

Elderly Coordinator; 

Arab League Association 



Carolyn Burns 




Heather Burtwell 

Nursing 

Simmons Honors Scholarship; 

Dance Club 94-95; 

Sigma Theta Tau— National Nursing 

Honors Society 96-97; 

Dean's List; 

Nursing Study in Nicaragua 

January 1996 



Sarah Buthee 

Psychology 

Amnesty International 

Treasurer 94-95, spring 96; 

Peer Educator 95-97; 

Psychology Liaison Treasurer 96-97; 

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Chemistry/Pharmacy 

Microcosm Editor-in-Chief 96-97, Layout 

Editor & Outstanding Leader 94-96; Senior 

Class Treasurer; Student Government 

Treasurer 95-96; Student Business 

Manager 93-96; Finance Board 93-96, 

Chair 95-96; Stipend Policy Committee 

Chair 95-96; Women's Legacy Weekend 

Co-chairwoman 96-97; Orientation Leader 

94-96; Chemistry Liaison Vice President 

95-97; Chemistry Outreach; Simmons Hall 

Treasurer 94-95; Honor Board 

Committee 93-95; Summer Study in 

Santander, Spain; Success Connection; 

Who's Who; Robert Rankin Award 



JoAnn Butler-Henry 

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Anne Christina Calabro 

Nursing 

Simmons Hall Council 

Secretary 94-95; 

Peer Educator 94-97; 

Simmons News Staff Writer 95-96; 

Quadside Committee 95-96, 

President 96-97; 

Senior Week Co-chair; 

Who's Who 



Katherine Anne Caldes 

Mathematics 

Crew Team 93-97, Captain 96-97, 

Athlete of the Year nominee 95-96; 

Math/Computer Science Liaison 



Racquel Cheryl Callender 

Computer Science 

Novice Crew 93-94; Smith Hall 

Council Judicial Board Representative 

93-94; Resident Advisor 94-97; 

Student Government Association 

Academic Affairs Officer 95-96; 

Black Student Organization 

Treasurer 95-97; 

Culture Fest Committee 95, 96; 

Curriculm Committee 95-96; 

Who's Who 



Tamikha Cantave 

Education/Psychology 

Simmons Community Outreach 93-94, 

Volunteer 96-97; 

Activities Programming Board 93-94; 

Black Student Organization 93-97; 

Boston Partners in Education 95-96; 

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Kristie A Caouette 

Physical Therapy 

Ambassador 94-95; 

Issues Representative 94-95; 

Simmons Honor Scholarship; 

Simmons Academy Inductee; 

Physical Therapy 

Class Representative; 

Father/Daughter Weekend Committee 



Amy Marie Carleton 

English 

Cross Country 92-95; 

South Hall Council 92-93, 

President 93-94; 

Simmons News 

Editorial Staff 96-97 



Jill E Chadsey 

Psychology/Human Services 

Psychology Liaison 95-97; 

Peer Educator 96-97; 

Simmons Community Outreach 

Women's Issues Coordinator 96-97; 

Success Connection 96-97 



Linda Nang 
Chayrattanavong 

Economics/International 
Relations 

Asian Student Association 

ICR Representative; 

Model United Nations 




Melissa M Chern 

Psychology 

Catholic Student Association 

President, Reactivated stagnant 

organization 1994; 

Big Sister Program 

Mother Caroline Academy of 

Dorchester; 

German Tutor; 

Hostess for Prospective Students; 

Crew Team 



Caroline Chui 

Chemistry/Economics 



Jennifer Clancy 

Physical Therapy 



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Erin Ann Clements 

Physical Therapy 

Crew 93-94; 

Resident Advisor 94-97; 

Mailroom Manager 96-97; 

Simmons Honors Scholarship; Class 

of 97 Spirit Award 1995; 

Father/Daughter Weekend 

Committee 97; 

Residence Hall 

Floor Representative 93-94 



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Bree Clidence 

ublic Relations & Marketing 
Communications/French 



Megan G Coburn 

Nursing 

Soccer 93-97; 

Track & Field 94-97; 

Student Athletes Council 94-97; Sigma 

Theta Tau International Nursing 

Honors Society 



Keelyn A. Collins 

Environmental Science 

Smith Hall Council Publicity 

Representative 93-94, Treasurer 94-95, 

Outstanding Member 94-95; Student 

Against Violating the Environment 

93-94; Simmons Community Outreach 

Treasurer & Environmental 

Co-Coordinator 95-96, Coordinator of 

Homeless Activities 96-97; Resident 

Advisor 95-97; Danielson Award 96-97; 

Success Connection 



Cettina M Colomba 

Nutrition 

Nutrition Liaison 




Alexandra Comeau 

Nursing 

Carribean Organization 



Anna Concepcion 

Nursing 



Deirdre A Conroy 

Psychobiology 

Field Hockey 93-97, Captain 96-97; 

Dean's List 93-94, 95-96; 

Spring Track Captain 94-95; 

Psychology Liaison 

Junior Representative 95-96; 

Psychobiology Chairperson 96-97; 

NCAA Academic Athlete Award 



Eugenia G. Correia 

African-American Studies/ 
Human Services/Sociology 

Immigrant Workers Resource Center 
Volunteer 94-97; Hispanas Unidas 
Treasurer 95; Admissions Volunteer 
93; HOPE Volunteer 93-97; Quanzaa 
Celebration 95 African Dancer; Aid to 
Incarcerated Mothers Volunteer 96; 

Campus Ministry Leader 93-97; 
Student Government Association 95 



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Kellie Patricia Costello 

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Dean's List spring 95, 96 



Amber S Crenetz 

Computer Science/Mathematics 

Soccer 93-94; 

Student Alumnae Association 

President 96-97, 

Treasurer 95-96; 

Mathematics/Computer Science 

Liaison Vice President 96-97, 

Treasurer 95-96 



Kiersten Crawford 

Nursing 




Kelly Cross 

Physical Therapy 

Swimming/Diving Team 93-96; 

Admissions Volunteer 93-95; 

Catholic Student Association 93-97; 

Physical Therapy Club; 

Dean's List; 

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Cynthia Marie Cucinotta 

Sociology 

:nior Class President; Cultural/Social 
r ents Coordinator Orientation 96-97; 
ciology Liaison Vice-President 96-97; 
Student Government Association 
presentative 95-97; Commencement 
Head Monitor 95-96; Junior Class 

President; Weekend Activities 
ommittee 95-96; Orientation Leader 
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•ew 94-95; Outstanding Participation 
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Christen C Cushing 

Education/Spanish 

Simmons Hall Council 

Social Chair 94-95; 

Commencement Committee 93-96; 

Education Liaison 96-97; 

'97 Days Party Chair 





Carrie A Cutillo 

Open/Visual Communications 

Smith Hall Council 

Issues Representative 94-95; 

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Nursing 

Army ROTC Scholarship 





Jennifer Kim Darling 


Stacy Alysse Davidson 


Amy L Doughty 


Laura Rose Dow 


Psychology 


Sociology/Special Education 


Public Relations & 
Marketing Communications 


Nursing 


Simmons Community Outreach 






Crew 93-94 


President 96-97, Vice President & 




Club Web; 




Health Coordinator 95-96; 




Field Hockey 93-95 




Emerging Leader 95; Peer Health 








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Orientation Leader 96; 








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Co-chair 96; Dean's List; 








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Rachel Ann Dow 

Arts Administration/ 
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Sidelines Editor-in-Chief 96-97, 
Photography Editor 96; 

Simmons News 

Photography Editor 96, 

Assistant to the Editors 95; 

Photography Teaching Assistant; 

Dean's List 








Kara L Drake 

English/History 



Chara Dreiblatt 



Kelly Driscoll 

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Rosemary Driscoll 

Nutrition 
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Stacey L Edwards 

Nursing 

Admissions Volunteer; 
Commuter Student Organization 



Jennifer Marie Ellis 

Arts Administration/History 



Loren Melanie Epstein 

Communications/English 

The Simmons News Editorial Staff; 

Arnold Hall Council Secretary 94-95; 

English Liaison 93-95; 

Success Connection; 

Hillel 93-95 




Amanda C Erekson 

Physical Therapy 

Class of '97 Vice 

President 95-97, Secretary 94-95, 

Outstanding Member 96; 

Orientation Marketing 

Coordinator 96, Leader 94-96; 

Curriculum Committee Student 

Representative 94-96; 

Four Class Council 94-95; 

Commencement '96 Head Usher; 

Dean's List; 

Who's Who; 

Success Connection 



Sarah A Evans 

Art 

Hospice Outreach Coordinator 93-94; 
KDS PanhelleniC Council 

Representative 93-94; 

Big Sister Program 93-94; 

"Calling All Saints" 93-94; 

Simmons Community Outreach 

Afterschool Tutoring Program 95-96; 

Art & Music Liaison 95-96; 

Dean's List 95-96 



Christine F Falcone 

Early Childhood Education/ 
History 



Heather Anne Ferguson 

Nutrition 

Novice Crew 93-94; Simmons Hall 

Council Secretary 95-96; 

Student Government Association 

Senator for Class of 1997 95-96; 

Orientation 94-95; 

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Amber Rose Ferland 

Biology 

Big Sister/Littler Sister Program; 

Chemistry Outreach Program; 

Biology Liaison; 

Tutor; Academy; 

Dean's List 93-96 



Lindsey K Fern 

Psychology 

Novice Crew 93; 

Sailing Team 95-97; 

Psychology Liaison 96-97 



Pamela J Fitzgibbon 

Biology 



Amy Elizabeth Franks 

Psychology/ Women's Studies 





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Jodi Freedenberg 


Nana Fuekt 


Amy Elizabeth Gaspar 


Rhonda Gee 


Nursing 


Environmental Science 


Biology/Environmental Science 


Nursing 


Crew 93; 


Swimming and Diving Team 93-94; 


Field Hockey; 




Simmons News Reporter 93-95; 


Dix Hall Council Social Chair 93-94, 


Chemistry Liaison; 




Chorale spring 93; 


Vice President 94-95, 


Chemistry Outreach; 




Microcosm Fall 1994; 


Floor Representative 95-96; 


Simmons Community Outreach 




Nursing Department Study Group 


Simmons Community Outreach 


Muddy River clean up; 




Leader and Tutor 95-97; 


Environmental Coordinator 95-96 


Children's Hospital Volunteer; 




Nursing Pinning 




Biology Liaison 




Committee Co-Chair; 








Dean's List spring 96; 








Simmons Honors Scholarship; 








Nursing Liaison 









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Jessica Loren Genrich 

Sociology 




Nicole Gianci 

Public Relations & 
Marketing Communications 



Melissa J Goode 

Nursing 




Margret H Grant 

English 

Sidelines Photography Editor 94-95, 

Prose Winner 96; 

Lesbian Bisexual Alliance 96-97; 

Evans Hall Council President 96-97 



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Amy Elizabeth Greene 

Nursing 

National Student Nurse Association 




Shara Marion Hall 

Communications/Public 

Relations & Marketing 

Communications 

Simmons News 

Assistant to the Editors 95-96; 

Ambassador 95-96 



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Katie Lynn Grogan 

Public Relations & 
Marketing Communications 

Simmons Debate Team 

Treasurer 95-97; 

Simmons Ambassador 94-95; 

Northeastern University 

ROTC Cadet 93-97; 

Aerobics Instructor 95-97; 

Who's Who; 

Simmons Honors Scholarship 




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Fern Smalls Hamer 

English 

Founder, Simmons College Chapter of 

Society Organized Against Racism; 

English Club 



Deborah L Gunn 

Political Science 



Mary Ann Hamre 

Nursing 

Nursing Liaison; 
Tennis, Blue & Gold Award 



Jennifer E Haggans 

Retail Management 




Sarah P Hanninen 

Communications 

South Hall Council; 
Father/Daughter Weekend Committee 



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Kerri Hayden 

Biology 

immons Honors Scholarship; 

Simmons News 

assistant to the Editors 93-94; 

Smith Hall Council 

Representative 93-94, 

Judicial Board 

Representative 94-95, 

Secretary; 

Dean's List 



Jennifer Hayward 

English 

Dean's List; 
English Liaison Secretary 95-97 



Faridah Z Hemani 

Management/Finance 

Management Liaison 

Treasurer 96-97; 

Study Group Leader and Tutor; 

International Student 

Association 96-97; 
Badminton; Dean's List 



Anne Victoria Hernandez 

Human Services/Sociology 

Volleyball 94-96, 

GNAC Player of the Week, 

GNAC All-Tournament Team 95 




Natalie Joan Hill 

Biochemistry 

Novice Crew 93-94; 

Varsity Crew 94-95; 

iology/Pre-med Liaison 94-97; 

Chemistry Liaison 95-97; 

Ambassador 96-97; 

Academy; 

\lumni Association Academic 

Achievment Award 96; 

Rosen Award 96 




Hang B Hoang 

Chemistry/Marketing 

Asian Student Association; 
American Student Leadership Award 




Jesslyn Christianne Hoeft 

Psychology 

Senior Interviewer for Admissions; 

Psychology Liaison; 

Commuter Student Advisor; 

Photography Teaching Assistant; 

Theatrical Society 



Lia B Hollander 

Psychology 



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Chie Horita 

Economics/International 
Relations 



Queen Horne 

Computer Science 



Kristin A Huggins 

Psychobiology 

Resident Advisor; 
Swimming 



Rachel Rose Hutchinson 

Nursing 

Orientation 94-95; 

Transfer Liaison 94-95; 

Dean's List spring 95; 

Sigma Theta Tau spring 96; 

Nursing Pinning Committee 96-97 



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Bethany Hyer 

Nursing 

Nursing Liaison 94-97; 
Dance Club 94-95 



Kimberly A Jackson 

Environmental Science 



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Deborah Anne Joel 

Psychology 

Simmons News Staff Writer; 

Psychology Liaison; 

Fenway 5 Consortium Chair; 

Amnesty International; 

Hillel 



Jill Cari Justin 

Marketing/Management 

Senior/Faculty Banquet Chair; 
Commencement Committee 

Chair 96-97; 

Family Weekend Chair 96; 

Student Government Association 

President 95-96; 

Admissions Volunteer; 

Sophomore Class President; 

South Hall Council 

Floor Representative 93-94; 

Who's Who; 

Outstanding Junior; 

Success Connection 



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LeahKaine 

Finance 




Jill R Kark 

Public Relations & 
iarketing Communications 



Youn-A Kang 

Communications/ 
Graphic Design 

Dean's List 




Bridget Kay 

Nutrition 



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Leah Nicole Kilmartin 

Nursing 

Swim Team 93-94; 

Nursing Liaison Secretary 94-95; 

Nursing March Washington D.C. 95; 

Women's Legacy Weekend 

Fashion Show 96; 

Farragut Tutor 93-95; 

Nursing Pinning Committee 96-97; 

WORK, WORK, WORK! 93-97 



Shalene Michele Kirkley 

Psychology 



KlMBERLY A KOWALSKI 

Spanish/Secondary Education 

Novice Crew fall 93; 

Smith Hall Council 

Social Chair 94-95; 

Dance Club President 94-95; 

Ambassador 94-95; 

Junior Year Abroad: Cordoba, Spain; 

Dean's List 93-96; 

Academy 96 



Elizabeth Mary Labonville 

Nursing 



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Rachel Lafargue 

Physical Therapy 



Black Student Organization 



Lisa K Lam 

Economics/ 
International Management 

Asian Student Association 

President fall 95, 

Vice President 94-95; 

Minority Leadership Award 94-95; 

Student Leadership 

Award 94-95, fall 95; 

Dean's List 93-94 



Nora Mary Lambert 

Communications 



Sheri Ann Lanni 

Nursing 

Dance Club 

Outstanding Member 95-96, 

Board of Directors 94-96; 

Hall Council Representative 93-94; 

Nursing Liaison 94-97; 

Sailing Team 95— Until I fell into the 

Charles River! 




Karem H Lassus 
Nursing 

Massachusetts Student Nurses 
Association 



Alexa Laurent 

Nursing 



Karen D Leary 

Nutrition 



Lisa Leccacorvi 

Arts Administration 

Student Phone Program 93-95; 

Father/Daughter Weekend 

Committee 94-95, Chair 96-97; 

Student Government Association 

Secretary & Outstanding 

Member 95-96; 

Judicial Board Representative 96-97; 

Simmons Honors Scholarship; 

Success Connection 



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Patricia Leen 

Physical Therapy/Human 
Services 

Student Health Advisory 

Committee 93-97, 

President 96-97; 

Catholic Student Association 94-97, 

Secretary 94-96; 

Dean's List 93-96; 

Dr. Arnold Fiascone 

Scholarship 95-96; 

Simmons Honors Scholarship 



Valerie Anne Levanos 

Biology 

Cross Country 



Xiao Bing Liu 

Accounting 



Colleen Loeffler 

Accounting/Computer Science 

Mathematics, Physics 

& Computer Science 

Liaison Treasurer; 

Tennis; 

Horseback riding; 

Dean's List 



Jennifer M Lowe 

History 

Basketball 94-95; 

Arnold Hall Council 

Social Chair & 

Floor Representative 96-97; 

History Liaison 96-97 



Deborah Anne Luce 

Physical Therapy 

Crew Team 93-95; 

Class Committee 94; 

Dean's List 95; 

Commencement Speaker 

Committee 97; 

Commencement Committee 95-96; 

Feminist Union 95; 

APTA Member 96-97 



Kimberly J Locke 

Biology 

Catholic Student 

Association Officer; 

Crew; 

Dean's List 




Julie Macedo 

Political Science/Psychology 

Simmons Hall Council 

President 94-95; 

Resident Advior 95-97; 

Academy 97; 

Dean's List 93-97; 

Simmons Honors Scholarship; 

Orientation Leader 95; 

Success Connection 



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MlCHELE L MAIA 

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Peer Tutor; 
Readers Theater; 
Dean's List 95-96 




Meagan Brice Malboeuf 

Psychobiology 

Resident Advisor 



Zarah R Malik 

Marketing/Finance 



Erin Maloney 

Public Relations & 
Marketing Communications 

Volleyball Team 93, 95, 96; 
Academic Support Center Tutor 95 




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Stacey margetts 

Nutrition/Psychology 



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Jodi F Marmonti 

Psychology 

Commuter Student Organization; 

Simmons News; 

Lesbian Bisexual Alliance 



Theresa Marko (Terri) 

Physical Therapy 

Novice Crew Team 93-94; Junior Class 

Treasurer; Class of '97 

Spirit Award 95; Sophomore Class 

Treasurer; Commencement 

Ceremony Volunteer 96; Orientation 

Leader 96; Commencement Speaker 

Committee 95-97; Senior Week 

Co-chair; Dean's List 95-96; 

APTA Member 96-97; 

Success Connection 




CaraMarrinan 

Nutrition 

Novice Crew 93-94; 

Swimming & Diving 94-95; 

Residence Hall Floor 

Representative 93-94; 

Nutrition Liaison 



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Dawn N McKinley 

Biology/Economics 

Field Hockey 93-97, 

Captain 96-97; 

Biology Liaison 93-94; 

Economincs Liaison 96-97 



Claire Z McNamee 
Psychology 

PBE; 

Psychology Liaison; 
Academy 



Julie A Merrill 

Sociology/History 

Student Alumnae Association 95-97 



Laurel C Moffat 

Public Relations & 
Marketing Communications 

Simmons Hall Council 93-95;Simmons News 

Sports Editor 93-94, News Editor fall 94; 

Novice Crew spring 94; Student Activities 

Graphics Assistant 94-96; Take Back the 

Night Chair 95; Feminist Union Co-President 

95-96; Ambassador 95-96; Microcosm Layout 

Editor 96-97; Communter Student Advisor 

96-97; Senior Week Co-Chair 96-97; 

Outstanding Freshwoman; Simmons Honors 

Scholarship; Dean's List fall 94, 96 





father Elaine Morrison 

Physical Therapy/Spanish 

Travel; 
or-Latino Stay in School Program 



Sawako Negishi 

Management 



Laura A Neill 

Education/Psychology 



Helen Ngo 

Chemistry 



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Joanna A Nicolazzo 

Elementary Education/Art 

Commuter Student Organization 



Barbara Elizabeth Norton 

Education/Sociology 

Simmons Communtiy Outreach; 

Education Liaison President; 

Varsity Crew; 

Dean's List 



Tara M Palladino 

Physical Therapy 



SonalJPatel 

Management/Marketing 



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Christiane Koster 

International Management 

Simmons Hall Concil Treasurer 95-96 

Field Hockey 94-95 
International Internship in London 
Fall 96 



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/ would like to thank my professors for making my learning 
experience at Simmons exceptional and for making me feel 
welcome in Boston. I would like to thank my parents for 
giving me the opportunity to study at Simmons, for making 
me feel that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to, 
and for their continuing love and support. I love you Mama 
and Papa!!! 




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Karen Margaret 


Amanda Jane Perfetti 


Dawn Amber Perry 


Jenny Pham 


Pecklngham 


Economics/Finance 


English 


Environmental Science 


Education/Psychology 










Crew; 


Dance Club; 


Intercolligate Representative 


Chorale; 


Sailing 


Crew; 


to Asian Student Association 


Theatrical Society 




Academy 






Shannon Pimentel 

Physical Therapy 

Ambassador 94-96, 

President 95-96; 

Simmons Honors Scholarship; 

Track; 

Swimming 



Jennifer Pins 

Biology 



Jennifer Michelle Plaisted 

Psychology 

Psychology Liaison 96-97; 

Running; 

Children's Hospital Volunteer; 

Orienation Committee 94; 

Commencement Committee 94, 95; 

Farragut Tutoring Program 93-94 



Tamara Ann Pokorny 

Human Services/Sociology 

South Hall Council 

Vice President 94-95, 

Secretary 95-96; 

Campus Crusade for Christ 96-97 



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Nadine H Pouliot 

Biology IPre-Med 



Kelly Ann Purcell 

Public Relations & 
Marketing Communications 

Activities Programming Board; 

Residence Hall Council; 

Sophomore Class Council; 

Emerging Leadership Program; 

Simmons Honors Scholarship 



Deloris Putman 

Biopsychology 

Dance Group 93-97; 

Choir 93-97; 

Campus Ministry Program 93-97; 

H.O.P.E. Volunteer 93-97; 

Basketball 



Lesley Quinchia 

Public Relations & 
Marketing Communications 

Organizacion Latino Americana; 

Crew; 

Dean's List 




Farzana Raqib 

Economics 

Model United Nations 93-97, 

President 96-97; 

Dix Hall Council Treasurer 94-95; 

Arab League Association 96-97; 

Economics Liaison 96-97; 

Muslim Women's Association 94-95 



Joanna M. Rizzo 

History/ 
Moderate Special Needs 



Catherine L Robinson 

Sociology 

Sociology Liaison; 
Field Hockey 



Karen Robinson 

Physical Therapy 

Crew Team 



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Jill Marie Ronalter 

Economics/Sociology 



Annemarie Saar 

Political Science/History 

Debate Team President 95-96; 
Political Science Liaison 

Treasurer 94-96; 
Simmons News Reporter 96; 

Phi Eta Sigma 94; 

Dean's List 94-96; 

Who's Who 96; 
Little League Umpire 93-96 



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Bonnie Lin Shaw 

Physical Therapy 

President's Scholarship 93-97; 

Dean's List 93-94; 

Junior Year Abroad in 

Strasbourg, France; 

Shadowing Program 96; 

Campus Crusade for Christ 96-97; 

"Real Life" at 

Park Street Church 93-97; 

Chemistry Tutor 94-95 



Elizaeth R. Sheehan 



Elizabeth D. Sheinkopf 

Nursing 

Nursing Liaison; 
Varsity Crew 



Rena Joy Shief 

Communications 

Simmons News Editor-in-Chief 96-97, 

Copy Editor 95-96, 

Staff Reporter 93-95; 

Success Connection; 

Who's Who 97; 

Dance Club 94-95; 

Sirens 93-95; 

Ambassador 95-96; 

Dean's List 




Andrea Gail Shushan 

Nutrition 

Commuter Student Organization 

Transfer Representative 96-97; 

Nutrition Liaison 96-97 




Meredith Jean Sibley 

Nutrition 

Nutrition Liaison 



Erin Christine Simpson 

Public Relations & 
Marketing Communications 



Joanne M Skelton 

Global Management/Spanish 

Crew 93; 
Dean's List 93-94, 
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Stacey Skura 


Lora N Slomich 


Stacey L Snyder 


Dara Karen Sobo 


Nursing 


Economics/Communications 


Nursing 


Physical Therapy 


Simmons Hall Council 


Economics Liaison Secretary 96-97; 






Social Chair 94-95; 


Simmons Hall Council 






mencement Speaker Committee; 


Social Chair 95-96; 






onal Student Nurses Association 


Hillel 93-95; 
Orientation Committee 94-95; 
Commencement Committee 94 








Danielle L. Somes 

English 



Lynne Hayes Souba 

English 



Amanda E Sousa 

Enviromental Science 

Soccer 93-95; 

Sophomore Class 

Representative 94-95; 

Outing Club 96-97; 

Students for the Environment 96-97 



Kathylene C Southard 

Economics 



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Tara Leigh Spellisy 

Elementary Education/ 
Psychology 

Swiming & Diving 93-94, 95-97; 
Education Liaison 93-97; 
Psychology Liaison 95-97 




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Stephanie Lisa St John 

Arts Administration 

Lesbian Bisexual Alliance; 

Chorale; 

Student Advisors on Multiculturalism; 

Black Student Organization 



Ella R. Spencer 

Economics/ 
African-American Studies 

Black Student Organization 94; 

Activities Programming Board 

Volunteer 94-95; Immigrant Workers 

Resource Center Volunteer 94-97; 

H.O.P.E. Volunteer 94-97; 

Campus Ministry Group/Bible 

Discussion Leader 94-97; Economics 

Liaison 94-97; Domestic Exchange 96; 

Admission Volunteer 96-97 




Laura Starczewskl 

Communications 

Simmons Community Outreach 94-95; 

Simmons News Reporter 95-96; 

Women in Communications 93-94; 

Women's Talent Night 94-95 



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Jennifer A Steward 

Mathematics 

ithematics Liaison President; 

Volleyball; 

Basketball; 

Waterskiing; 

Hiking 



Amy B. Stover 

Biology 

Amnesty International Secretary 94-95 



Cathleen Patricia Straub 

Accounting/Finance/ 
Management 

Student Government Association; 

Lesbian Bisexual Alliance; 

Quadside Committee; 

Chorale; 

Catholic Student Association; 

Intramural Basketball 



Molly Strife 

Early Childhood Education/ 
Sociology 

Residence Hall Floor 

Representative 92-93; 

Volleyball Team 94-97; 

Soccer Team Manager 94-95; 

Education Liaison 

Vice President 95-97 




Sheri L Sweet 

'istoryfWomen's Studies 

'heatrical Society President; 

Lesbian Bisexual Alliance; 

Feminist Union 



Elizabeth Ann Sweklo 

Biology/Sociology 

Novice Crew 93-94; 

Class of '97 Treasurer 93-94; 

Varsity Crew 94-95; 

Student Athletes' Council 93-95; 

Smith Hall Treasurer 95-96; 

Commencement Speaker 

Committee 95-96; 

Big Sister 95-96 



Elizabeth S Szilagyi 

Economics 

Volleyball Team; 
Economics Liaison President, 

Vice President; 

Softball; 

College of the Young American 

Republican Party 



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Lenna Theodorakatou 

Political Science/French 

Hellenic Association President; 
Model United Nations Treasurer; 

Arab League Association; 

International Student Association; 

Dix Hall Council 



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Laura Bennett Thompson 

History /Special Education 

Simmons News Sports Editor 



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Kristin L Topham 

Nursing 

Peer Educator 95-97; 

National Student Nurses 

Association 93-97; 

Massachusetts Student Nurses 

Association 93-97, 

Regional Director 93-94 



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Nursing 
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Biology IPre-Medicine 

Basketball 93-95; 
Class of '97 Secretary 95-97 




Kristen Tuxbury 

Human Biology 

Admissions Volunteer 93-95 



Jennifer M Vigneault 

Physical Therapy 

Admissions Volunteer 93-94; 
Sailing Team 94-97 



Jennifer Mary Violante 

Physical Therapy 

Catholic Student Association 94-96; 

Statistics Tutor 94-95; 

Lifeguard 93-97; 

Dean's List; 

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President's Scholarship 



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Amy Lara Volock 

Biology 

Novice Crew 93-94; 
Sailing 94-97 



Alyssa M Voss 

Biology 

Quadside Committee 

Booking Chair 93-97; 

Feminist Union Co-President 94-96; 

Biology/Pre-Med Liaison 

Co-President 96-97; 

Who's Who; 

Dean's List 



Jodi L Warshafsky 

Nutrition 



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Emily-Rose Welsh 

Arts Administration 

Simmons Community Outreach 

spring 93; 

Art & Music Liaison 

Secretary 93-95, member 95-97; 

Swimming & Diving Team fall 94; 

South Hall Resident Advisor 95-97; 

BACCHUS President 

spring 96-spring 97; 

Who's Who 



Lydia Jane Wenig 

Finance 

Simmons Hall President; 

Track; 

Management Liaison; 

Cross Country; 

Chorale; 

ROTC 



Michelle L Wiener 

Retail Management 



Amy B Wilusz 

Physical Therapy 

Volleyball 93-96 



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Lini Brook Wing 

Physical Therapy 



Simmons Chorale 93-94; 
Admissions Volunteer 93-96; 
udy Abroad-South Caicos, Tinks and 

Caicos Islands spring 96; 
Wl; Certified Advanced Scuba Diver; 
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Alice L Wong 



Natalie M Woods 

Management 

Crew 93-94; 

Quadside Cafe 94-97; 

Management Liaison 96-97 



Lorien Kristen Zeiser 

Nursing 

Swimming & Diving Team 




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Erin A. Morrow 

Graphic Design 

Simmons News Art Director fall 95; 
Dean's List; 

Orientation Committee 94; 
Art & Music Liaison 

Thanks to my mom and dad for a 
strong back and a sturdy shoulder to 
stress on. Your check's in the mail, 
sort of. Congratulations to Mom for 
finding your professional niche and 
Dad for finding your freedom. Loads 
of love, Erin. 

"My time in England was brilliant. I spent a good deal of 
my time studying the culture and way of life. I traveled all 
thoughout the country and took it all in, hopingto remem- 
ber every moment and image forever. Now lean reflect on 
my journey and see how it has impacted my life in an 
enormous way. England is always in my mind. " 




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Julie DeBenedetti 

Sociology/Spanish 

Sociology Liaison Secretary 95-96; 

Smith Hall Council 94; Saturday at 

Simmons Community Service 

Program; After School Tutor, 

Mentor Program at Farragut 

Elementary School; Dean's List 

spring 94-fall 97; John Simmons 

Scholarshi;, Mass State Scholarship; 

Sociology Scholarship 95, 96 




Allison Sweeney 

Sociology 

Sociology Liaison 95-96 
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Beyond the 
Balance 



Events that occur both at Simmons and 
in the world can have a profound effect 
on our lives. They can change the way we 
think about ourselves and the way we 
look at the world. From the excitement of 
the Olympic Summer Games to the 
tragedy of TWA Flight 800, from campus 
cultural events to residence life — all of 
these things influence student life at 
Simmons. Hopefully, what we have 
included here will bring back memories 
of events that were important to you. 
Here's a look at life Beyond the Balance. 




World Events 



Politics, 

popular 

culture, and 

international 

events 



Opposite page, clockwise from top left. U.S. Women's Gymnastic Team member Kerri Strug, whose 
final vault clinched the team gold, became an instant heroine after landing on an injured ankle; Just 
as the Olympic Games were turning Atlanta into a giddy metropolis, a pipe bomb exploded in the 
crowded Olympic Centennial Park; Bob Dole retired after 35 years in Congress to run for President 
with VP candidate Jack Kemp; The Dave Matthews Band; President Bill Clinton and VP Al 
Gore were reelected in the November polls. This page, clockwise from top right Benjamin Netanyahu 
was elected Prime Minister of Israel and promised to continue to negotiate toward a final peace 
agreement in the Middle East; TWA Flight 800, bound for Paris, crashed to the ocean just minutes 
after takeoff. All 230 people on board were killed and months later, investigators continued to locate 
wreckage; Peace in the Middle East remained unstable. 







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^ Cheever Appointed President 



Corporation 

names 

Colleges 

sixth 

president 



Following one year as interim president, Dr. Daniel S. Cheever, Jr. was appointed the sixth 
president of Simmons College on July 23, 1 996. The decision was made by the Corporation 
of the College and the Committee on Consultation About the Vutiue Cheever is the first 
president in the history of the College to be appointed after a period of interim presidency. 
Previously, Dr. Cheever held an eight-year tenure as president of Wheelock College, and 
has also served as president of American Student Assistance Corporation, a nonprofit federal 
financial assistance program. Cheever's initial goals for his presidency involved curriculum 



changes, financial stabiliza- 
tion, and enrollment 
revitalization. Response to 
Cheever's appointment was 
positive throughout the 

College. - by Jennifer Nelson 



I'd like to be remembered as somebody who 
would roll up his sleeves, take off his shoes and 
get to work; who was seen as approachable, 
and therefore able to hear the bad news as well 

as the good neWS. -President Daniel S. Cheever 




► CAMPUS PARTICIPATION President Cheever 
in the midst of a discussion with other honorary 
chairs of the Massachusetts Conference on Women. 

►A PERMANENT PLACE (top left and bottom) 
President Cheever in his office. 



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^ GALA Celebrates Anniversary 



Awareness 

committee 

celebrates 

decade of 

education 

and change 



Monday: Safe Zone Workshop; Safer Sex Discussion; "Art and Identity;" 
"What's Love Got to Do With It: Woman to Woman Violence" 

Tuesday: Out in the Workplace; video presentation: The Incredibly True Adven- 
tures of Two Girls In Love 

Wednesday: National Coming Out Day at Simmons; Safe Zone Workshop; 
philosophy chat: "Fence Sitting or Post Modern Agents: Considering Bisexuality;" 
Keynote Address by Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz 

Thursday: Brown Bag Lunch: "The Queer Vote;" Safe Zone Workshop; video 
presentation: The Crying Game 

Friday: video discussion: We Are Family 



► ON DISPLAY Senior Laurel Moffat pausing to view the ► KEYNOTE SPEAKER Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, author of The 
information and memorabilia GALA collected to display outside Issue is Power, spoke mainly on the topics of identity and the 
C-101. expression of lesbian sexuality. 

► BALANCING ACT LBA President Kate Ahem, '98, has created ► DECADE Memorabilia from the last 10 years of GALA Week at 
a tower of pride. Simmons on display. 




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^ Women's Legacy Weekend 



Seniors 

celebrate 

with female 

mentors 



This year, the Simmons tradition formerly known as Mother/Daughter Weekend changed its name 
to become more inclusive. The weekend began with a Silver Tea co-sponsored with Simmons 
Leadership Council. Simmons alumnae spoke about their experiences here, and how they marketed 
their Simmons degree to become successful businesswomen. In the evening, seniors and their legacies 
created picture frames and other inexpensive holiday gifts at the Craft Cafe. The annual Saturday 
luncheon was held at the Back Bay Hilton. Abigail Cheever spoke about the changing role of women 
over the last three generations. Dr. Patricia Rieker, visiting professor of Sociology, spoke on women's 
health and the intimate realtionship between mothers and daughters. Unique to this year's luncheon 
was a fashion show featuring business suits and evening wear. This year's theater events were Jackie: 
An American Life, and Twighlight Los Angeles featuring Anna Deavere Smith. The weekend closed 
with the traditional brunch at the President's house and featured a performance by The Sirens. 



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► A FAMILY AFFAIR Rachel and Rosie 
Dow share this special weekend with their 
mother, Sasha. 

► STRUT YOUR STUFF For those Seniors 
who are preparing for job interviews, 
underclasswoman Kate Allen models 
businesswear during the luncheon's fashion 
show. 

\ A HUGE SUCCESS Cochairwomen Katie 
Butler and Jennifer Darling were pleased with 
the turnout for the weekend. 




p CRAFT CAFE '97 Senior Julie Macedo volunteered her 
time to teach participants how to make holiday picture 
frames. 

t THE FIRST LADY Abigail Cheever discussed her many 
roles as a wife, mother and businesswoman. 



^ SPEAKING THEIR MINDS Katie Butler, Abigail 
Cheever, Jennifer Darling, and Dr. Patricia Reiker were the 
key speakers for the Saturday Luncheon. 

^ THE CAT WALK Candace Kane models fashions by 
Casual Corner. 

>THE SUCCESS CONNECTION Prominant Simmons 
alumnae discussed their roles in the working world. 



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^Arnold Hall 



78 

Pilgrim 

Road 



Year Built: 1951 

Residence Director: Karin Coogan, Amy Fontanella 

Residence Advisors: Rebecca Williamson, Meagan Malboeuf, Adrienne 
Smith 

Hall Council: Annie Petrozzelli (President), Ruth Lip ton (Vice-President), 
Shauna Laprel (Secretary), Kristen Bala (Tresurer), Heather Hancock 
(Publicity Rep.), Alicia Cook (Social Chair) 

Memorable events: Big Sister, Trick-or-Treating, Absolute Arnold Cruise, 
Bake Sales, Toys for Tots, Decorations to get children toys, Christmas 
Party, Trip to New York City 




► HALLOWEEN GETUPS (top 
right) Arnold Hall Council is always 
goofing around. 

► SUCH A CROWD (top left) Never 
thought so many people could fit in a 
picture, did you? 

► S'MORES ALL AROUND (bottom) So 
many s'mores, so little time! 



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^ Dix Hall 



30 

Pilgrim 

Road 



Year built: 1953 

Residence Director: Shelley Adriance 

Residence Advisors: 'Jenifer Shuart, Dilaila Maldonado, Jennifer 
Chyten 

Hall Council: Trishz Wint (President), Karianta McCaw (Vice 
President) 

Memorable events: Halloween Party, S'mores, Trick-or-Treat, Teas, 
Talks about changes for the school, Mixers, Christmas Party, Spirit 
Week 








► LOUNGIN' (left) Studying or study break? With a TV nearby, 
it's always hard to tell. 

r AXIS BOUND? (above left) These women are getting ready for a 
night on the town. 

V DOING IT RIGHT (above right) These two know that studying 
with no distractions is the best way to prepare. 




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Commuters: Life in the Fast Lane 



Off-campus 

students 

promote 

awareness 



Each day with their car or public transportation, commuter students have the traffic and 
New England weather to get to Simmons. This year, their arrival was greeted by a livelier 
commuter student lounge, equipped with new furniture, bookshelves, storage space, a 
refirgerator, and even a stereo for relaxing with. The new lounge is so comfortable that 
students hosted a successful sleepover in the fall during Commuter Awareness Week. The 
new lounge was an initiative organized between the College and the Commuter Student 
Organization to increase the community's awareness of commuter life. This goal was a 
major component in planning Commuter Awareness Week, themed "Life in the Fast 
Lane, during the fall. Events included a panel discussion on commuter issues, craft 
demonstration, a stress management seminar with Dr. Johnathan Ehrenworth of the 
Counseling Center, a car workshop, and hosting both and LBA Safe Zone Workshop as 
well as a band at Quadside Cafe. 



►JUST RESTING (center) Senior 
Sadaf Salam takes a breather in the 
commuter lounge. 

►ALL SMILES ( below center) 
Seniors Jennifer Pitts and Kristin 
Tuxbury are never far from each 
other. 

► CAMPUS CLEAN-UP (below) 
Michele Wiener is attempting to 
organize a very cluttered locker. 



► HANGIN' AT QUADSIDE (above right) 
Bianna Serebro, Jodi Marmonti, Susan 
Antonelli and Lillian Haskell 

► HUGS AROUND (below right) Seniors Amy 
Stover and Bianna Serebro share some quality 
time in the newly renovated lounge. 




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P Evans Hall 



305 

Brookline 
Avenue 



Year built: 1938 

Residence Director: Shantanette Patrice 

Residence Advisor: Erin Clements 

Hall Council: Margret Grant (President) 

Memorable events: Friends night, S'mores, Halloween Party, Trick-or- 
Treating, Christmas Party, PJ Party, Senior Dinner, Wine Tasting, 
Poetry Slam, Coffee House 




► CHAIN OF COMMAND (far left, from top) 
Senior Class Treasurer Katie Butler, Residence 
Advisor Erin Clements, and Spring Weekend Chair 
Lisa Leccacorvi pose in the new fifth floor lounge. 

► DIALING FOR DOLLARS? ( left) Heather Bayliss 
knows the benefits of a free hall phone line. 

► NURSES KNOW BEST (below left) Susan Boss and 
Rachel Amgott cozy up after a long night of studying. 

► STUDY IN COMFORT (below) Christen Cushing 
prefers the surroundings of her own room and 
comforter for studying. 



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^ Mesick Hall 



291 

Brookline 
Avenue 



Year built: 1961 

Residence Director: Jessie Fagge 

Residence Advisor: Kristin Huggins, Shannon Gile, Alexis 
Garrett 

Hall Council: see below 

Memorable events: Halloween Costume Party, Mixer at 
Maxwell's, Holiday Party, Simmons Cup, Bagel Brunches 



► HARD AT WORK 

(right) Tara Marlow ^^ 

and Diana Gamache in • 

the lounge, g ■ — 

► GRINNING (right) 
Carly Gartman (center) 
hanging out in her 
room 




► TAKING ADVANTAGE Someone's making good 
use of the computer room. 



► HALL COUNCIL (back row) Shannon Gile, Sam Kezer, Liz Ziepniewski, 
Sylvia Coburn, Maria Anderson, Jesse Fagge. (middle row) Katherine Aceti, 
Mimi Li, Katherine Armoutsoglou. (front row) Kristin Huggins, Stephanie 
Baillargeon, Carly Gartman 



P Simmons Hall 



255 

Brookline 

Avenue 



Year built: 1956 

Residence Director: Gail Justino 

Residence Advisor: Rebecca Foster, Kelly Cross, Heather Corkins, Han Mai Ky 

Hall Council: Jessica Oaken (President), Kirsten Jacobsen (Vice-President), 
Nina Ware (Secretary), Katie Wright (Tresurer) 

Memorable events: Professor Gullette's Halloween Stories, Professor Castle's 
Dream Analysis, MIT's IFC President discussion on safety, Pumpkin Decorat- 
ing, Skin Care Presentation, S'mores, Sirens Concert, Twister, Bagel Brunch, 
Mixers, Irish Jig Dancing, Making Caramel Apples 




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Smith Hall 

Year built: 1964 



54 

Pilgrim 

Road 



Residence Director: Karin Zanni 

Residence Advisors: Kate Ahern, Racquel Callender, Julie Macedo, Elizabeth Jendro 

Hall Council: Sarah Carvey (President), Carrie Libby (Vice-President), Alison 
Ramsay (Secretary), Anne Brochu (Treasurer), Ambreen Mirza (social chair), Minh 
Luong (social chair), Kate Chatellier (Publicity Rep.), Rebecca Chapell (Publicity 
Rep.), Kate Higgins (Issues Rep.), Gwen Marshak (J-Rep.), Sara Kalbko (Floor 
Rep.), Dridre Coutre (Floor Rep.) 

Memorable events: Dating Game, Teas with Daniel Cheever, Shelia Murphy and 
Psychics, movie night, Simmons Cup, Banner making contest, second floor com- 
munity service 



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► LOUNGING Cathleen Straub, 
Stephanie St. John, Sheri Sweet and 
Hope Couture enjoy a study break. 

► GOOD FRIENDS Kendellyn 
Vanaugh, Michelle Abatonni, Melissa 
Hazeltine, Jen Darling, Becky Foster 




P South Hall 



321 

Brookline 

Avenue 



Year built: 1905 

Residence Director: Katrina Kouripines 

Residence Advisors: Saron Nuon, Emily-Rose Welsh, Michelle Bourgeois 

Hall Council: Christine Calligtan (President), Amber Harrington (Vice Presi- 
dent), Caitlin Barritt (Treasurer), Jennifer Lussier (Secretary) 

Memorable Events: Mr. Simmons contest, Simmons Cup, Bagel Brunches, Teas, 
Trick-or-Treating, Pumpkin Carving contest, Bake sales, Ski Trip, Midnight 
Brunches, Various speakers, JFK library field trip co-sponsored with Residence 
Life 




►ALL WORK AND NO PLAY. . . 

That basketball seems to be saying, 
"Hey, enough studying already. Let's 
play!" 

► WORKING HARD OR HARDLY 
WORKING? Senior Cindy 
Cucinotta seems to be falling asleep 
at her computer. 

► GETTING IT DONE Residence 
hall lounges are the best places to 
study - except Wednesday and 
Thursday nights! 



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^ Senior Messages 



From the 
Achievers 



It has taken us many years to reach this 
point. Along the way, many hands and 
voices have reached out to us, holding us 
up and pushing us forward. Some have 
inspired us, and some forever changed 
our lives. Some we have just met, and 
some we have known all along. Some we 
will carry with us after graduation, and 
some will travel another path. We will 
remember all of them. The Class of 1 997 
expresses their individual inspirations and 
appreciation on the following pages. 





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Thanks to my family for all the love and support they have given 
me for the past 4 years. I could not have done it without you. I 
love you. Thanks to my roommate Jennifer for being there for me, 
my dearest friends Farzana, Missy, Nana and last but not least to 
all my professors and advisors. Thank you and God bless. 



Maria Aives 



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"TWO ROADS DIVERGED IN THE WOODS, AND I, 

I TOOK THE ONE LESS TRAVELED BY, 

AND THAT HAS MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE." -ROBERT FROST 

Thank you Steve London (sociology) for literally guiding my way 
through Simmons. Know that your help has contributed tremen- 
dously to the person I have become. Thank you Tamikha for being 
there through the tough, rough, and all the rest of the stuff days 
(you know what I mean). And to the girls of 2000 (you know who 
you are), you have a lot of spunk, use it wisely, it's your only way 
out. Last but certainly not least, I send my thanks to my family, 
without your love and support, I could not have made it. Thank 
you. 



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"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." 
-John Lennon 

Thanks Mom, Dad, & Stefanie for all your support and encourage- 
ment. To all my friends, you know who you are, I will always 
treasure our friendship. Can you believe that we have made it this 
far? Best of luck! 

Malika Enka Ash 

"The littlest star shines the brightest." 

First and foremost I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ who is the head of my life. Thank you Mom for everything. 
We did it again. Without your love and support this would not be 
possible. Megan I love, stay full of life and always have a love for 
learning. Racquel, thanks for being one of my best friends and 
always being there. Fatimah, Faridah, and Melissa BFF always. I 
love you guys. AC, NW, KM, ZE, RL, thanks for everything. Rashedo, 
I love you. Any time you need me I'll be there. For those I did not 
mention, blame it on my mind not my heart. 



Maria Batista 






Thanks to my family, friends, and professors. I'll always think 
fondly of my Simmons years, especially when the monthly state- 
ments arrive. 



Heather Leigh Bay liss 

"No one gives a woman power, she takes it." -Roseanne 

Dad - I'll always be your baby girl - thank you!! Mom - thanks for j 
always listening! Erica, thank you for always making it okay. I love 
the three of you so much! Simmons Hall fourth floor '93-'94 crazy 
memories! Spin, Keik, Lora, KT, Anni, Jojo, Ferg & Laurel. KT - 
remember crazy concerts. Anni - Let's have a room party. Jojo - 
remember our crazy conversations. Lex, Beth, and Erin always 
remember, "If it's fun it can be justified..." I'll miss you guys. West 
Point weekends & Wheaton weekends & clueless nights. To Jill 
Walsh and Sheila Murphy, thank you for endless advice and 
support over the years. Kristie, you are the best - thanks for all the 
laughs, help, and just listening. 

Alicia Berger 



"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened!" 






Thank you Mom, Dad, & Joe. You have given me support and love 
- you all have helped my dreams come true. To all my friends for 
the day to day support, encouragement and faith. I love you all! 
Best of luck. Micki, thanks for everything you've done. I wouldn't 
have made it this far without you. Remember, no matter how far 
away you are, you'll always be close to my heart. 

Annise Berger 

Thanks to my parents and sister for all the support you have given 
me throughout my college years; to Heather, Lorien, Amber, 
Julie, Missy and Keelyn for all the "crazy" but great times we have 
shared. You guys have always been there for me and I couldn't 
have asked for better friends to share my college experience with. 
To the Chemistry Department - I am grateful to the faculty for 
preparing me to enter into the world of science. I couldn't thank 
you enough, and I will never forget you. 

Micki Bergeviri 

"There is a light at the end of every tunnel." 

Thanks Mom & Dad, Kim, Jenny and Marc for all your support and 
encouragement; thanks to Alicia, Natalie, Carrie, Rachel H., Poolie, 
Susan, Pam, Carla, Sheri, Bethany and Rachel A. for all the great 
memories. I'll never forget you guys!! Hey, Alicia: "Watch out 
Disney World, here we come!!" 

Elizabeth-Anne Gladys Bolis 



"Promises to Keep" 



Thank you Mom for all your love, laughter and support over the 
last four years. You are "the wind beneath my wings." I love you! 




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ey! Laura, Jenn, and Erin, we are finally out of here! Thanks guys 
>r being such good friends. 

Susan ¥. Boss 

"Let today embrace the past with remembrance 

and the future with longing." 

-The Prophet 

hank you to my family for always being there for me. Thanks to my 
ster for two wonderful years together. To my friends, you know 
ho you are, thank you for all of the memories! Alyssa, I never 
ould have made it without you. To all those nursing students, we 
ade it!! 

ludy Botelho 



"you only live once." ~l & j 
'It's another person's world, I'm just living in it 



FOR NOW! 



ere's toasting my "Forever Friends," Krys, Leah, Sarah, & Rhonda, 
^member the good times that we shared-GH, late night chats & 
omic relief." I love you all! Thanks to my professors, your 
lowledge, support & kindness will remain with me always. To 
ie gang in E. Wing Basement, thanks for your friendship, sup- 
ort, stress relievers (i.e. massages) and the many, many laughs, 
ove you & will miss you! Para meus pais e meus irmaos: obrigada 
Dr toda sua ajuda, sustenta gao e amor durante estes quatro 
10s. Corn muite amor, sua filha e irma. 

Judith Unne Boudreau 

"Friends are those who come in when 
the rest of the world has gone out." 

1 my love & thanks to my family for understanding the stresses 
: college, work, and personal life. A special thanks to my fiance, 
hris, who has been there for me since the beginning & never 
ive up on me when I had almost given up on myself. Thank you 
,'ain, and I love you! To all my friends, we finally made it, I'll 
;ver forget you guys. 



Cristin Broberg 



'it is not by standing tall, but by bending low-to reach a hand to 
those too frail to stand at all-that good societies are defined." 

-Jonathan Kozol 

Tanks mom for your love, support and guidance. I couldn't have 
ade it without you. 



"I DID IT." 

To my daughter Stephanee, who was understanding about my 
absenteeism. My mother who was always there for me emotion- 
ally, physically & financially. And to the rest of my friends and 
family who offered support and encouragement. I LOVE YOU & 
THANK YOU! 

"TWO ROADS DIVERGED IN A WOOD, AND I - I TOOK THE ONCE LESS 
TRAVELED BY, AND THAT HAS MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE." -ROBERT FROST 

All my thanks and love to my mother, who has been the best ever 
at being two parents. I never could have done so well without all 
your love, wisdom, and support. 

Thanks to my Mom and Dad for the constant love and support, to 
my bestest buddies Darts, Kyle, Nina, Kristinejeannie, & Lauren. 
I love you guys forever. I thank all of my professors and Becka in 
PI for supporting and challenging me throughout the years. 

Katie Butler 

To my family: Thank you for all your love, support and mail. I couldn't 
have made it without you!! Ma, your prayers are always answered. Dad, 
thanks for always driving in to save the day. Erica, the best friend a girl 
could ever have. Amy, Jay, and Tara, thanks for always listening. You 
guys have always been there for me and I know you always will. Lisa, 
You've been a great help. Robin, you are one of a kind. Thanks for being 
you! Jill, thanks for everything!! You have been a great source of sup- 
port, encouragement and guidance. You're the best!! You guys have 
helped me grow and get where I am today. 

LM, HF (Moo!), HB, LS (Geek), AC, JP (Spin), JF, CC -Freshman year was 
the best. I was lucky to get put on such a great floor. No one hangs out 
in the hall and parties like we used to! Which did we eat more? Ruby's, 
Quadside, or JELL-O? Congrats and good luck! "Here's to you and here's 
to me, best of friends we'll always be, and if by chance we disagree..." 
K&SS - Thanks for Softy!! HB & LB - My favorite Spartans, here's to lots 
of nights with Angora, MGD, and Billy! ! Sexy- We'll always be THE SBMs. 
Some day we'll control all the $$ in the world. Strike a pose!! HB - You 
always make going out a wild (and sometimes sketchy) adventure. Good 
luck in SC (Road trip). JP, JF, JJ, AC - It has been great living with you 
guys. HB, LB, AC, LL, JJ, NS - We'll have our reunion at the Sugar Shack. 
JJ, LL, NS, RC, SG- The best SGA ever. KC(miamiga) -European vacation: 
long Eurail rides & heavy luggage, Spanish mafia & pretty flowers?, Royal 
w/Cheeses & Hard Rock Cafes, Gin & Kaz, Grover & Luke, bread & water, 
pictures & more pictures. JP- DTD and noisy mice. KS - The wild one? 
How we've all changed! ! Keika and Sloppy - We'll get GS and do our hair 
big and hang out at Kelly's (Matching shoes not required!). JJ - My 
competition (and exterminator), watch out for Vinnie when you're 
visiting the woods. Don't ever let anyone steal your crown. Here's to 
great 21sts. NS - May you succeed in filling the shoes of "Every Woman." 
JF - Don't ever give up searching for Felix. Always remember Disney, 
Ruby's, ice skating, and 4x4 trucks. AC - A girl who really knows how to 
blow her horn. Nachos, stixs, and Star Wars rule! I am Cornholio! DU, Of 
course there's Fluff in CA. 



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"There are places I'll remember 
All my life, though some have changed 
Some forever, not for better 
Some have gone, and some remain 
Though I know I'll never lose affection 
For people and things that went before 
I know I'll often stop and think about them 
In my life I've loved them all." 



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Thanks Mom & Dad, Chris, Stephen for everything! 



"Far away, there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may 

NOT REACH THEM BUT I CAN LOOK UP AND SEE THEIR BEAUTY, BELIEVE IN 
THEM, AND TRY TO FOLLOW WHERE THEY LEAD." ~L0UISA MAY AlCOTT 

Mom, Dad and Mike, I love you so much. I couldn't have made i 
this far without your support. I owe you!! Kristie, your uncond: 
tional friendship has been and always will be invaluable. Thank 
for all the laughter and listening. Lisa, follow your heart and you' 
reach your dreams. To all my other friends, we've had many greg 
times and you'll always hold a special place in my heart. 



Thank you to my mom, stepdad and grandma for sending me to 
college and my 6 island cruise in the Carribbean. Jamaica - chuck- 
les with Tamika; Freak-nic and Greekfest with Malikah. Carnival 
cruise with Malikah, Loddie and Jadine. You guys are wonderful 
little sisters, Donna, Ebony and Becca. Greatest math tutee - 
Mara. To my favorite roommate - Keelyn - love ya! 

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"Take time every day to sit quietly and listen. 

as you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. 

Otherwise you will miss most of your life." -Jack Kornfield. 

Thank you to Mom, Dad, Amanda and Wyeth for your tremendou 
support and encouragement; to Elenora M. for your dedicatio 
and push to the next level; to Charlene B. for being my nursin 
mentor; to the soccer team for making college that much mor 
memorable; and to all my friends for making the last four years 
great experience. 






"When the evening is painted crimson by the setting sun and the 

birds all cease to twitter, knowing the day is done— this is when we 

like to ponder and forgetting worldly strife, realize that love and 

friendship are the greatest things in life." -anonymous 

Without the tremendous love and support of my family and friends, 
these last four years would have been impossible. Thank you Mom, 
Dad & Michael for always being just a phone call or a car ride away. 
I love you all more than I could ever say. Thank you also to Erin and 
Lisa for your constant support and encouragement. Friendships 
like ours will last forever. 



"You've got to give a little love, have a little hope, make this 

WORLD A LITTLE BETTER. We've GOT TO TRY A LITTLE MORE HARDER THAN 
BEFORE, LET'S SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER." ~ZlGGY MARLEY 

To Heather, Julie, Lorien, Racquel, Amber, Missy & Annise: than 
you all for the support and friendship we've shared over the pa: 
4 years. You women are truly special to me and I will never forge 
you! Through the good times and the bad, you've been there fc 
me! Love always, Keelyn 

Alexandra! ^mmmwm 

"Anything is possible with God in your life." 



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Mom, Skip, & Sarah— Thank you for all your love, support and 
prayers— I love you very much! To my friends, I've had fun and 
will miss you all! 

Jill E. Chadsey 

"Good work is the key to good fortune." -Geddy, Alex and Neill 

Many thanks to Mom, Dad, Derek and Julia for a lifetime of 
friendship, love and support. Chris, thank you for always having 
your sense of humor and for helping me to see that in others. I 
love you all 500. 



"I made it!" Thanks to my family for all your support over the la; 
four years. Frantz— I love you and can't thank you enough fc 
everything you've done. (8/9/97) 

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Jeri C, Kara D., Maura D., Kristen G., Dawn M., Jane M., Cat R 
thanks for all the great times. Love and thanks to Mom and Da 
for this opportunity and all your support. 



ygenia Correia 



Carrie A Cutillo 



"Facts can change often, beliefs can change often. But the 
iowledge of your personal experiences will remain. therefore make 
[■he most of each moment, because the affect and impression upon 
you is infinite." -d.s.k. 

ie most special thanks to my Mom & Dad. I live for you guys, 
lanks to my family for all their support and encouragement, 
tanks to my girls at Simmons, Ella Bella, FiFi, Pepi,KeishaP. and 
iBu. You guys are the best. Special shout out to the Simmons 
sters (E, A, K, M, V, L,J, N) Jer. 29:11. You guys will always have 
special place in my heart... till eternity... Amor! 

Amber Orenetz 



'YOU CAN GET OVER ANY OBSTACLE THAT COMES IN YOUR WAY." 

To Rob, Kim, Kelly and Derik, I love you very much. Thank you for 
taking me in when I needed you. To my friends, all of you are my 
family and you have gotten me through the roughest times in my 
life. Thank you. I'll remember the past and look forward to the 
future. 

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"I AM ONLY ONE, BUT I AM ONE. I CANNOT DO EVERYTHING, BUT I CAN DO 

SOMETHING. AND BECAUSE I CANNOT DO EVERYTHING, I WILL NOT REFUSE TO 

DO SOMETHING THAT I CAN DO." ~EDWARD EVERETT HALE 



If I KNEW WHAT I WAS SO ANXIOUS ABOUT, I WOULDN'T BE SO ANXIOUS." 

ianks to Mom and Dad. The two of you are my inspirations and 
Dtivation. I love you! 

Lelly Cross 

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters 
compared to what lies within us." -ralph waldo emerson 

ianks to Mom, Dad and David for all your love, generosity and 
pport; to Dave, Kristin, Heather, Michelle, Tara, Jen and Tricia 
r all of your patience, understanding, love, and happiness. We've 
d a lot of good times! I couldn't have made it without you all. 

Cindy Cucinotta 

"Happiness is not having what you want, 
it's wanting what you have." -Shakespeare 

lank you Mom and Dad for making this possible! Brian, Billy, & 
chael - thanks for always making me laugh, you guys are the 
st. Troy - Thank you for all your love and support, and for 
lying by my side through good times and bad - 1 love you. To Jill 
ilsh - thank you for your patience, understanding and friend- 
ip. To all my friends here at Simmons and back home - Thanks 
r the memories, I love you all! 

riiris*(Bri G» dJSiiiriQ 

lank you Mom, Dad, Mamie and Bumpa for all your love and 
pport throughout the years. DS - Keep collecting those acorns 
Dm Long Island. LS - Our "Little Devil" who's better than any 25 
ar old or Stealth Bomber. HF - "No... not the Fergie dance 
ain." NMS - "Were those people in the Last Drop looking at me?" 
ever stop doing the Marcarena! KB - My Lynn homegirl. How 
any pool balls were in that bag? JP - Hey sketchy twin, you finally 
it to finish something... college. AC - Still playing that French 
r was it Russian) horn? DS - Those Mad Dog bottles are so tacky! 
mrth Floor ('93-'94) Crazies - Good Luck! 



Steve, thanks for being a great advisor and mentor. Thank you 
Melissa for being the best friend anyone could ask for. Mom, Clif, 
Nick, Sean, Dad, thank you for your continuous encouragement. 

Jennifer Marie Ellis 






"Mwamp Wa" 



Thanks to all my friends for putting up with me! Thanks to Laura, 
Enid and Erin especially who will always be my best friends, now 
and forever. Thanks girls for all the crazy times, freak shows, and 
even the slumber parties. Watch our for the 237's and never 
change. 

Amanda Erekson 

"OK, Hobbes, our time machine is all set. Put on your goggles and 
we'll be off to the future!" -Calvin & Hobbes 

Mom and Dad — Thank you. I can never repay you for everything 
you've given me. I love you. To all my friends — Thanks for all the 
memories. You guys are the best! To the Simmons faculty and to 
my inspiring teachers in Student Activities (past & present) — I 
can't thank you enough. 



Saral 



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"My only sketch profile of Heaven is a large blue sky, and in it are 
my friends - every one of them." 

To my forever friends: You have been incredible role models for 
me. In struggles, in ease, and all of the days between. You have 
created a safe place for me to be all of my selves... To Simmons 
College: You gave me a chance to discover the greatest lesson 
that I will ever know: Life is learning and I love to learn. Your 
wisdom and kindness will always be remembered... Mom, Dad, 
David, & Jennifer, well, we can't say that there has ever been a 
dull moment! I love you all... "To thine own self be true." 
-William Shakespeare 



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"Hakuna Matata!" -Timon, "The Lion King" 



"Sanity is the playground for the unimaginative." -Magazine ad 



Thanks to all of my family for all your love and support these past 
four years! Karen & Michele - We're outta here! Thanks & love also 
to Kristine, Maura, Jenny, Renee, &'many others, who I just 
cannot name here because of lack of space, who were always 
there to talk to or listen - 1 really appreciate it! Congratulations to 
the Class of 1997! I'll miss you all. Good luck next year Jenn & 
AnVinh! 

Lindsay K. Fern 

"SI HOC LEGERE SCIS NIMIUM ERUDITIONES HABES" 

Mom & Lar: I thank you for all of your love and support & for 
making so many sacrifices for me to have this wonderful experi- 
ence. Mary, Cara, Erin, Doody, Fruity, Deb, Dino & Lizzy: I'll miss 
you guys so much and I thank you for all the butts and memories. 
Kells: you helped me find me, and I could never thank you 
enough. I love you so much it hurts, and remember: "If you can't 
eat it,..." 

"HOW FAR IS NEAR AND HOW NEAR IS FAR? If YOU'RE LOOKING UP NOW, 
WE SEE THE SAME STAR." ~JACK PlATT 

H.B. - Who's pathetic now? Valentine's Ball 1993 - Cliff?, Jello 
shots & Thurs. nights in K.B.'s room. K.B. - Disney & the islands, 
our year as roommates! How many drinks have I had tonight? OK! 
H.B. - my midnight friend! Sad songs & long chats. Thanks for 
trying to photocopy at 2AM! Lex and H.B. - Conn? OK! K.B. & L.B. 
- Sig Ep '94. Thanks H.B. for getting us home. K.B. - Where's your 
iron? C.B., M.H., & CM. - thanks for carrying me upstairs. L.B. & 
K.B. - any Pertplus? C.B. - crash? Anni - Good luck and thanks for 
always being there. E.L. thanks for the couch! Thanks Mom for all 
your support. Katie, Heather, Anne, Christine & Mary - Thanks for 
making memories with me! It's been four great years! 

Ifiiifia f M#icl 

"Curiosity is a delicate little plant which, aside from stimulation, 
stands mainly in need of freedom," ~elnstein 

Thanks to my family for believing and supporting me; to all my 
friends for a great time at Simmons; to the gang of Environmental 
Science "We will rock the world!!"; to Carol and all the librarians 
"Thanks for everything and keeping me busy."; and Jay, thanks for 
helping me all the time "I love you." 



Dawn, I can't put into words how important you have been to me 
these past few years, Nana thank you for all the late night talks, 
Chandra thank you for all the smiles & laughter. To field hockey 
thank you for an unforgettable team. To Simmons, thank you for, 
supporting and encouraging me to be myself. To my family, thank 
you for the faith and love you have given me, Karen I will miss 
studying together in the library. 



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"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the 
talent to the dark place where it leads." -Erica Jong 

To all the Simmons community - thank you; Chara - "Hey 
chickie!"; Natalie - sitting in Star; Donna - Klondike Ho!; Maria 
"Pumpernickel!"; - my friends and family - 1 love you. 



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"The ability to see what can be creates 
the power to make it happen." 

Thanks to my mother and father and 3 sisters for your support 
and concern. Thank you Kristie Caouette for being you. Bernie, 
Ann Marie and Professor Stafford- thank you for the experiences 
we've shared and thank you Bonnie, Abby and Carolyn for lasting 
memories at 19 Aberdeen St. 

"Take a walk beside yourself, and get to know the person behind the 
face. now is it someone you can really love? is it somebody who 
looks down from above with a view of the rain?" ~ljrge overkill 

Thank you to all of my wonderfully supportive and loving friends. 
Dawn - slam pig, Erin - only fate brought us together as room- 
mates and friends, Rachel - we've shared so many memories, all 
my childhood friends who have endured. I love you all. I love you 
Mom, Dad, & Derrick. 

"NOW THE EARS OF MY EARS AWAKE AND 
NOW THE EYES OF MY EYES ARE OPENED." ~E.E. CUMMINGS 

Thanks to my nephew Brian - when I felt like giving up you 
inspired me to continue; Thanks to my family - you gave me the 
tenacity to hold on; A special thanks to my English professors - 
your support, caring and encouragement helped me get here; and 
to Liz, Jen, Jessie and Nina - you four beautiful women filled me 
with love, life and inspiration. 



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Leah Nicole Kilmartin 



"I AM CONVINCED THAT LIFE IS 10% WHAT HAPPENS TO ME AND 90% 

HOW I REACT TO IT AND SO IT IS WITH YOU - WE ARE ALL IN CHARGE 

OF OUR ATTITUDE." ~C. SwiNDOLL 

would like to thank God, my parents, family and friends for 
aking this wonderful experience possible and for being by my 
ie whenever I needed them. Thank you, I couldn't have done it 
thout you all. 

Natalie Joan Hill 

"BE WORTHY, LOVE, AND LOVE WILL COME." ~LOUISA MAY AlCOTT 

iank you to Maria, my roommate for 2 years and my friend for 4, 
r her love of Anne and oldies, the trips to the airport, and for 
aring her home and family when I needed an escape. Thank you 
Margret, my complement, for constructive criticism, our many 
e night trips to Star, and for giving me a shoulder to cry on time 
d time again. Who knew science and English could be such fast 
ends? 

lacltel Rose Hutchinson 

"We can't change the wind, but we can adjust our sails." 

)m, we did it!! With love and thanks to everyone who believed 
me— thanks for the memories! 

Bethany Hyer 

"I ONLY HAVE TWO HANDS AND TWO FEET . . . I'm ONLY HUMAN." 

special thanks to Mom, Dad, Lisa & Jared. I never would have 
ide it without you. I LOVE YOU!! Thank you to the rest of my 
nily - I did it!! Good luck & all the best to Sheri, Rachel A., 
san, Micki, Rachel H., Kiersten, Poolie, Alicia & Carrie. Thanks 
: the memories - 1 will never forget you! 

ill Justin 

tanks mom. Thanks to everyone at Simmons for a great 4 years! 
tanks Jill for all of your support, encouragement, and friend- 
ip. Cindy & Amanda: thanks for always listening to my silly 
mplaints - you guys are awesome. SGA Eboard: we were the 
st! "SGA in the house!" Katie: thanks for braving the roaches 
th me and making my 21st awesome! Lisa: I'm glad I begged you 
join SGA - a great friendship came out of it! Amanda (and 
ilee): we had a fun 4 years (don't forget hairlip boy, longnail 
y, sleepovers, cutting class, etc.) Stacey: I'm so glad you were 
/ roommate - I love you! I'll miss you all. You better keep in 
uch!! 



"YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE." ~L & J 

Thanks Jude, Rhonda, and Sarah for all the great times, support 
and special friendships. I love you all. Jude, we made it through 
4 yrs., thanks for always being there. Never forget late night 
chats, Spring Break '96 (Daytona) & Summer '96 (July 5th R.R.) 
Sarah, thanks for always listening, don't forget "shoulder action." 
Rhonda "Skip/Chip" we're study buddies for life! Never forget "3 
Musketeers." Thanks to my family for their love, encouragement, 
and putting up with me. I love you. 

Kimberly ICowalski 

Tanya - I couldn't have done it without you! Thanks for your 
constant support and encouragement, the good times and the 
bad, and for letting me borrow the devil's ears every now and 
then. Amy - you're the best - sisters by chance, friends by choice! 
Lang, you're great! Thanks for always taking the time to listen and 
having the patience to understand. And especially to Mom and 
Dad - the freedom you gave me to explore the world on my own 
made all this possible. I love you all! 

Elizabeth £S Pooiie" Labonville 

"This above all, to thine own self be true." 
-William Shakespeare's Hamlet 

Family, it is what has made me who I am today. Always standing 
beside me, allowed me to carry myself tall even through the most 
trying times. I wouldn't have done it without all of your help. I 
LOVE YOU. Thank you (more than words could ever express) 
Mom, Dad, Tom, Michelle, Tim. To my college family. You guys 
have made the past four years some of the most memorable. 
We've become sisters. Through our experience and love, we've 
bonded for life. Let's never forget all that we've shared. 

Sheri Ann Lanni 

"Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you." 

Thanks to my family for all their love and support over the past 
four years; Mom, Dad, Nana, Grampie. Thanks to my friends, 
through the good times and the bad - WE HAD A BLAST! Bethany, 
Rachel A., Susan, Micki, Kiersten, Rachel H., Megan, Alicia and 
Amanda. A special thanks to Charlene B. I could not have made it 
without your support! 

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"We are what memories have made us." 



Thank you to my family - Mom, Matt, Jef, Memere, Sheila and 
Janet - for all your love and support, and thank you to everyone 
I've met while at Simmons who has helped to make my college 
experience such a memorable one. Thanks especially to all my 
wonderful friends! 



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"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails." 

To my parents— thank you for your encouragement and support. 
To my friends— thanks for being there and making these four 
years memorable. To Jen— thanks for keeping laughing. 

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"It is not enough to outline gigantic programs on paper, 

I MUST WRITE MY IDEAS ON THE EARTH." ~EMILE PeREIRE 

Moja obitelj, narcito moja roditelji, moya prijateljica, moja Borise. 
. . Volim Vas!! (My family, especially my parents, my friends, my 
Boris. . . I love you!!) "Those who cannot remember the past are 
condemned to repeat it"— Santayana. Professors Lyman, Liu, and 
Gorman: Thank you for all of your support, help, and knowledge. 
. . I won't forget you!! Love, Jenn 



"you must do the thing you think you cannot do." 
-Eleanor Roosevelt 

I would like to thank my family for believing in me and for giving 
me all their support and love. Special thanks to Velda Goldberg 
for making physics fun and to Randi Lite for making anatomy & 
physiology interesting. Special thanks to all my friends who 
helped me keep my "sanity" and who helped with my dilemma of 
color coordination. 

"Creation is a drug I can't do without." -Cecil B. Demille 

"People don't care how much you know, 

but they know how much you care." -unknown 

Without my professors, I could not have learned. Without my 
colleagues, I could not have grown. Without my family, I could 
not have succeeded. Without my friends, I could not have lived. 
An infinite thanks! 

W^pm^m L, Mmim 

"Whatever doesn't kill you will only make you stronger." 
-Nietzsche 

Thank you Gregory for all your patience and love. You are great! 



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"Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind 

ME; I MAY NOT LEAD. WALK BESIDE ME AND JUST BE MY FRIENDS." 

Thanks for everything Mom. Special thanks to Jeff, Amy, Lini, 
Shannon, Molly, Rachel, Beth, Steph, Gargi and Ambreen. 



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"The only thing you'll ever really regret 
are the things you never tried." ~t. marko 

Thank you to my higher strength for allowing me to get where I 
am and not to have gotten lost on the path the wicked-Praise God. 
Liz, Karen, Debbie and Terri: Made it through thick and thin. To 
all my wonderful professors : Masato- Arigato Gosiamasu for teach- 
ing me more than just Economics; Velda Goldberg- Thanks for 
making Physics understanding; and to Randi Lite - Thanks for 
being a great teacher, your class was challenging but worth every 
minute (I learned so much!) Most IMPORTANTLY thank you to my 
Mom (I love you), brother John, Aunt Stacie and Uncle Jack (I'm 
only here because of Spellman), Tim (4th grade ponytails), Dad 
(time heals), and last but NOT least to Damien for listening to me 
all those rough times and for letting me know I'll make it (I love 
you, too) On to bigger and better 

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Thanks to my parents and sister for their love and encourage- 
ment. To the girls: Thanks for all the good times and memories; 



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"Believe in your dreams, they will come true!" 

Thank you: Mom, Billy and family for four years of support and 
encouragement. I love you! Kerri, Erin and Carrie - Remember the 
great times. Amy- Our slumber parties rock forever. K.H.- late 
night studying, "right." Erika - Always my soulmate. Diana - 
Forever friends "Virginia." Travis - Thank you for the love and 
happiness you've brought me. 

Julie A. Merrill 

"Discovery consists in seeing what everybody else has seen and 
thinking what nobody else has thought." 

Thank you Mom, Dad and Amy for your love and support over the 
past four years. I never would have made it without you. 
A,A,H,K,L,M: The wonderful, crazy times will never be forgotten. 
Thanks girls for everything. Good luck in all that you do. 




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Deloris Putman 



"you gave me everything you had - you gave me light." 
-Sarah MacLachlan 

THANKS AND ALL MY LOVE TO: Mom, Dad, and No-Me for all 

you have given me my extended family: JennM., Kerry, Lynn, 

Sam, Nic, Kim, Sarah, Michelle K, Flannie, Amy G. & Chris, thanks 
for always sticking it out with me, & for lasting memories of 
ManRay, JP, P'town, Providence, southern MA, & of course, 

Billy Miss Jenn, my wonderwall - whatever the future holds, 

know I'll always be there for you Jenn, Shawn &John for the 

best vacation ever! everyone from 62 Orchard Street '93/ 

'94 Simmons Hall fourth floor crazies (AC, JF, JP, KC, LS, HF, HB 

&KB) -here's to Star, noise, Barbie, & refrigerator secrets the 

ganginL505 (JB, NL, SH, EM, RD, MW): system error #?@!* my 

mentors: Robin Sitten, Angelique Davi, Lowry Pei, Steve London, 
Dave Gullette, Diane Raymond & the News staff '93/'94 for your 

wisdom and support to everyone I've worked with in W-006 

since 1993 — the space looks different, but it's still home to 

me and finally, to everyone who has ever said "Hang in there, 

you can do it." Many times I did not believe in myself, and 

knowing that you did is what got me through "Stop looking 

at me, swan!!!" 

Joanna A* Nioolazzo 

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." -Unknown 

Thanks to my parents and sisters for all their love, support and 
encouragement through these past four years. Thanks to my 
partner in crime, many more fun filled days with no regrets! To my 
long time friends Stacie, Kristen, Judy, Jen and Christine - We 
made it! To all my family and friends, even the boys, Parino, 
thanks a lot. You will always be in my heart. 

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"A RACE IS WON NOT WITH THE FEET BUT WITH THE HEART." 

Thanx Mom, Dad, Chad and Brian for all of your love and 
continuous support. I couldn't have done it without all of you. 

Jennifer Plaisted 

Thank you to my family; my mom and dad and Ryan and Cara, for 
all you've done for me to get me this far. 

Tamara Ann Poicorny 

"These moments we're left with, may you always remember, these 

MOMENTS ARE SHARED BY FEW... It's BEEN A LOVELY CRUISE." 

-Jimmy Buffett 

Thank you Mom and Pop for everything you've done. Shelley, 
don't cry for Popute! Keith, I love you so much. I'm all yours! 
Thank you Sociology Department. I've had a wonderful three 
years. Thank you to all the Fens Cafeteria workers for their 
yummy coffee. 



"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, 
and what you do are in harmony." 

I would like to thank my mommy; Terry, my boyfriend; Osiris, my 
family, my best friends "the Simmons ministry," and most of all 
my God in Heaven. Because of you, I am who I am today. A 
RISING STAR! 

Joanna Rizzo 

"The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a 

feeling of responsibility - these are the 3 forces which are 

the very nerve of education." -rudolf steiner 

Mom &Dad, thank you for always standing by me. I owe all of my 
success to both of you. I love you very much; Harry, you're the 
source of my happiness; I love you. Thank you to the members of 
the Special Education and History departments for all that I've 
learned. 

Karen Robinson 

"And there sat Sam, looking cool and calm, in the heart of the 

furnace roar; and he wore a smile you could see a mile, and he said: 

'Please close that door. It's fine in here, but I greatly fear you'll 

let in the cold and the storm- slnce i left plumtree, down in 
Tennessee, it's the first time I've been warm.'" -Robert Service 

Thank you, Mom, Dad, Darlene, Kim, Scott, Uncle Elmer and 
Aunt Aline; there is no way that I could have gotten through these 
years without your support, love and advice. Also thanks to my 
wonderful friends, especially Liz, Debbie, Terri, Wendy, Jill and 
Bethanimal. You all have a special place in my heart full of crazy 
memories! Here's to all the laughs, tears, hugs and smiles. Take 
care, I will miss you greatly. 

Annemarie Saar 

"In determining what risks to take, you must never be obsessed 

by what you might lose. you must always keep front and center 

what you might gain." -rlchard nlxon 



Bonnie Lin Shaw 



"And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing 

that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces 

character, and character produces hope, and hope does not 

disappoint us, because god's love has been poured into our hearts 

through the holy spirit that has been given to us." 

-Romans 5:3-5 



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"NOW WE'RE GETTING SOMEWHERE." 
-Owen Meany, from John Irving's "A Prayer for Owen Meany" 

Mom & Dad: Thank you both so much for your love and support 
(and for letting me read my articles to you over the phone.) Jodi: 
Good luck with the rest of school - Love you. Friends: You've 
made the ride a fun one. To all my professors: Thank you for 
helping me learn how to enjoy learning. Good luck Class of '97! 

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Thank you Mom, Dad, Steve, Alex and David for all your care and 
support. I couldn't have done it without you; ILY always! 

Joanne M. Skelton 

I would like to thank all of the professors that have helped me, 
especially those in the Management Department. Also, I would 
like to thank my friends and family for their support. 

Lora Slomich 

Thank you Mom, Dad, Josh, Helena, Mordy and Aviva for all your 
love and support, I couldn't have done it without you. CC- what 
can I say - Keika C, Keika please - let me tell you a little secret. 
NMS - Maile Baby - don't forget to rub your eyes! JP - Hey spin, 
where's spot? DS - wanna tiny taste of oreo? HF - Ferg-a-Freak, 
how are those Southern states? KB - Did, are you still chasing 
clowns? NMS - Do you have to go home now? Dara Lou - keep 
dancing knoxanon! AC - are you done washing your hands? HB - 
How's Mardi Gras travel? Keik - Did he say court of law? JP - Under 
5 minutes? KS - You've gone through quite a change! QK, I'm 
shlufie, turn on the fan, and oh! Does anyone have to go to 
Star....? 

Amanda. fe« sousa 

"The future belongs to those who believe 
in the beauty of their dreams. "~E. Roosevelt 

Emily: It's been a fun & crazy 4 years. So many good times we've 
shared; so many more to come! Never forget all the laughs we've 
had. You'll always be close to my heart. Stacey: Always remember 
our long walks & great talks. . .you have taught me so much! I wish 
you the best in all you do. All my friends: You made my time at 
Simmons a memorable one. Never forget our Bartol talks! The 
crew at home: Thanks for all the love & support; Summer '96! Or 

5 E Prof. H. Thanks for the encouragement and all you have 
taught me. Andrew & Kate: Thanks for all the laughter & love; 
Good luck in the future. Mom & Dad: Too many things to say, not 
enough space, you are the greatest- 1 couldn't have done it w/0 
you! Love ya! All my best to the Class of '97. ...Be happy, healthy 

6 safe. Until we meet again.... 



"I WAS DETERMINED, I SUCCEEDED, AND IT WAS BECAUSE OF YOU." 

Mom, Dad, Katie, Michael - Thank you for all your love and 
support over the past four years. You are my most valuable 
possessions, I love you. 

Ella Spencer 

"YOU CAN BE AN EXAMPLE, IF YOU HAVE EXAMINED YOURSELF, CONFRONTED 
YOURSELF, AND ACTED UPON YOUR INSTRUCTIONS." ~TENNEBERY 

Special thanks to my mother, who believed in me and sacrificed 
whatever she could to get me through these four years. Warm 
thanks to my stepfather, brother and sister for all your praise and 
encouragement. Thanks to the professors in the Economics De- 
partment whose great instruction, guidance and sense of commu- 
nity helped me to select my career path. An eternal thanks to my 
girls and sisters in Christ, Jeannie, Keisha and Anne, for your 
amazing friendship and support. A special goodbye to all my 
friends at Simmons I am leaving behind. Lastly, another special 
thanks to Jeannie (my dp) for keeping me faithful. 

Laura StarczewskS 

"Hello, Neuman!" -Jerry Seinfeld 

Thank you Mom, Dad and Chris. I couldn't have gotten through it 
all without you. And to Jenn, Enid and Erin- the laughter and tears 
we've shared will forever remain in my memory- as you will all be 
forever in my heart. I love you guys! Best wishes to all and God 
bless. 



'"And now,' cried Max, 'Let the wild rumpus start!'" 
-Maurice Sendak 

Mom and Dad- Thank you for everything! I love you! Cassie, Dani 
and Laurie- You are the best! To all the memories- "anybody want 
a peanut?" To all the wonderful professors and friends in the 
Biology Department- Thank you! 

Molly Strife - 

Thanks to my family for all their support; to all my dear friends 
(you know who you are)- I love you guys- I would never have 
made it without you! 



Elizabeth Ann Sweklo 



Jennifer M. Vigneault 



"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what 

PEOPLE SAY YOU CANNOT DO." ~ WALTER BaGEHOT 

Thanks Mom and Dad for all your love and support. I could not 
have done it without you. My friends, thank you for all the 
memories over the years. 

Elisabeth "Liz ,? Sinn Sziiagyi 



"Drink wine and live here blissful while ye may! 
The morrow's life too late is, live today. "-Robert Herrick 

I'd like to give great big "thanks" to the friends I've made at 
Simmons College (Amy, Amanda, Sheri, etc..) and to the sailing 
team. Thanks for making my years at Simmons more fun and 
enjoyable. I'll never forget the good times we've had together! 
P.S. Thanks Mom and Dad for you love and support $$$! Love, Jen 



"If it is meant to be, it is meant to be." 
"God never gives us more than we can handle." 

Thank you and God bless my precious parents and brother, Peter! 
Thank you to the phenomenal Economics Department- You will 
remain with me always. Thank you to my very special friends. 
What can I say? We've absolutely been through everything! May 
things never change... I will carry you in my heart forever. 

Lenna Theodorakatou 

"4 years older, a lot wiser, a shoe-size bigger, 25 POUNDS THINNER, 

AND SCARED OUT OF MY WITS!!!" 

A big thank you to my parents for supporting me in every way 
through these 4 years, my family and all the friends that stayed by 
my side during the good and bad times. 

Kristen L. Topham 

"ANY DAY IS SUNNIER THAT IS BRIGHTENED BY A SMILE." 



Thank you Mom, Dad, Tiff and April. 



Amy Lara ¥®lock 



"Enjoy yourself, drink, call the life you live today your own, but 



ONLY THAT, THE REST BELONGS TO CHANCE. 



-Euripides 



Amanda, Jen and Stacey, through all the craziness you guys some- 
how managed to keep me sane. All of our late nights out on the 
town, deep philosophical discussions and procrastination par- 
ties will be my best memories of Simmons. Thank you Mom and 
Dad for all the understanding, advice, and most of all, for telling 
me to hang in there. I made it! 

Alyssa M. Voss 

"Many dreams come true, and some have silver linings; I live for my 

DREAMS AND A POCKET FULL OF GOLD." ~RP 



Thank you to my parents and family for all of your love and 
support through my career at Simmons; Thank you to Jonathan 
for coming into my life and for all the wonderful memories- 1 love 
you!; To Stacy, Leah and Amy for being great friends- Good luck!; 
To the Nursing Department for your support and encouragement 
through it all! Hakuna Matata! 

"Through it all, I stood tall and did it my way." -Frank Sinatra 

Mom, Dad, Kelly, Ma, Auntie, Uncle, Dee and Cher- 1 can't thank 
you all enough for standing by me these last 4 years, but espe- 
cially this last year. I really could not have succeeded without you ! 
I would like to especially thank you Mom for being there for me 
and encouraging me to continue on when I had almost given up 
on myself! I love you all! Jenn, Judy, Joanna and Stacey- We finally 
made it! I'll always remember the good times we had and the ones 
that are still to come! Jen, Carolyn and Michelle- You guys are my 
best friends and I thank you for understanding me. Finally, good 
luck Class of 1997. 



Mom, Dad, Justin- Thanks for all your love and support, SB- My 
first friend, my best friend- Thanks for always being there. 
RA,RD,YH,CC, Poolie, LS, JH, LK- You all rock. Thanks to TM for 
always giving me a lift, to JL for long talks and DT for keeping me 
sane. 

■Emilys ie Welsh 

"i think that education is power. i think that being able to 

communicate with people is power. one of my main goals on this 

planet is to encourage people to empower themselves." 

-Oprah Winfrey 

Thanks Mom, Dad, Ann, David, Nanna, and Tom! I couldn't have 
made it w/o all of you. Thanks for always being there and for all 
the encouragement throughout these past 4 years; To the Resi- 
dence Life staff and all the RAs - It truly is "the toughest job you 
will ever love!" Thank you for everything...! will not forget you! 



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Lydia Jane Wenig 



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"I ALWAYS KNEW THAT LOOKING BACK ON US CRYING WOULD MAKE ME LAUGH. 
I NEVER KNEW LOOKING BACK AT US LAUGHING WOULD MAKE ME CRY." 

Thanks Mom and Dad!! You guys have supported me the whole 
way!! 3 1/2 years! Wow time flies. Go USA. Don't forget to vote. 
Julie & Cheryl— You guys are great. Moving again. Life is short. 
Work hard and play hard. Sally, Jenny, Amy S., Amy L, Melissa, 
Kathy, here's to the future. I Love You. 



"Yesterday's the past, Tomorrow's the future, 
But today is a gift— That's why it's called the present." 

A very special thanks to Mom, Dad, Julie, David, and Doug for all 
your love and support. F4 - LW, HM, CL, AW. EM - If nothing else, 
Chili's and Russians. LW - SL forever. SP- 4 more? 



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I would like to thank all of my family members for their tremen- 
dous support in all my endeavors over the last four years. Thank 
you Mom, Dad, Henry, Dana, Bon, Krista, Emma and Merrill. To all 
my friends on South Caicos; Keep flaxin', relaxin' and being 
yourselves. To Amy, my best friend, thank you for everything. I 
Love You. To Brian, you are my sunshine. 

Natalie ML Woods 

"It is difficult to say what is impossible, For the dream of yesterday 

is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow." 

-Robert H. Goddard 

Thank you Mom & Dad, Yani, Mandy and Scot for your continual 
support through out my four years at Simmons. Alicia, Micki, 
Erin, Carrie, Poolie, Pam and to anyone else I may have forgotten- 
Take care, thanks for all the great memories and keep in touch! 
Loves and Hugs - Natalie 



farnaawa S, l^epii 



First, I would like to thank the Lord for giving me the strength to 
finish my nursing degree. I want to thank my mother (Jenny), my 
grandmother (Sylvia), and the rest of my family for their love and 
support. I want to thank the Nursing Department for all the 
knowledge, support, and guidance you provided over the last two 
years. A special shout out to my friends who stood by me when I 
couldn't hang out with them due to papers and finals. A special 
thanks to Clifton [C-l] Braithwaite for our son Antoney, all the 
headaches and arguments that helped push me through all m> 
tests and hard times. I won't forget you. Lastly, I want to thank the 
two most important people in my life. To my sister Athena, for al. 
the help and support in the world, love, and all the nights yoi 
stayed up with me during finals. To my son, Antoney, I owe my life 
and love to you. For a little guy, you gave me strength anc 
motivation to continue whenever I looked in your smiley face 
You never asked for much even though I had to put you in da} 
care, and worked every weekend. I love you so much, I owe yoi 
big time. So, Antoney and Athena I dedicate my nursing degree 
and yearbook to you, so pack your bags, "We are going to Disne 1 
World." 



"Alas, that Spring should vanish with the Rose! 

That Youth's sweet-scented Manuscript should close! 

The Nightingale that in the Branches sang, 

Ah, whence, and wither flown again, who knows!" 



"If your plan is for 1 year plant rice; 

If your plan is for 10 years plant trees; 

If your plan is for 100 years educate children." 

-confucious 

Thanks to my family, especially my Mommy & Daddy for thei 
support, couldn't have done it without you; My brother Claudy 
remember I LOVE YOU! ! ; To Maria my rock, for always being then 
when I needed you (Hmmmm!!) especially through all the inves 
tigations— Love, Cagney; To my one and only Lu, I wouldn't trad< 
those years for the world, Je t'aime; Lisa W., Maria and I did no 
forget about you. Thank you for everything, especially lookinj 
out for us— We love you, your girlz 4-eva, Frick & Frack; Yasmin; 
& Brenda, it's too bad we didn't hit it off sooner, but we have th< 
rest of our lives. Stay cool!! 

Kelly Purcell 

Mom and Dad-you will never know how much you have given me 
Thank you for the strength, the support, and the love to succeed 
J. B— Best of luck in your college endeavor. I will always remem 
ber these as some of the best years of my life. I love you with al 
my heart. 



I owe the world to my family. Had it not ben for them, I would not 
be where I am today. 



"The difference between greatness and mediocrity is of ten times 
based upon your level of desire, belief and expectancy." 



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To all in my circle. . . you are my passion, thank you for touching 
my soul. 



Dedication 




There was never a moment of visible panic, never a chaotic frenzy of hysteria, only Katie, quietly, confidently 
urging on her staff, keeping track of our progress and thinking ahead to the next project, the next deadline. Katie 
Butler has been the dynamic force behind the Microcosm staff this year, and before that a contributor who is 
beyond great in description. She has given as much to this yearbook as any student can give to a single cause; she is 
the Microcosm as we know it. 

While Katie's academic talents lie in pharmacy and chemistry, she has proven her skills as a manager, cheerleader, 
and director this year. She has created thoughtful cards of recognition for us, and used a pirouetting Minnie Mouse 
to promote our sales drive. She has organized dinners, gift swaps, and billiards outings to keep us motivated and to 
demonstrate her appreciation. She is our leader who will type copy with Mariah, take photos with Katherine, 
complete layouts for a deadline, and explain the whole process to a new advisor. 

Katie, your legacy will continue at the Microcosm, as we have all learned from you enormous talent. And in thanks 
for all that you have taught us, given us, listened to, led us through, and committed to this book for the last three 
years, we dedicate this year's Microcosm to you. 



Katie represents the ultimate leader to me. She was not only creative and organized, but also unshakable despite any kind of bad news regarding 
yearbook progress and sales. She always took the time to set me up or see how I was doing, and I have gained an immeasurable amount of 
wisdom and leadership skills from her. -Katherine Aceti, '00, Photography Editor 

I wager that Katie Butler would be the first to admit that it was never in her master plan four years ago to achieve all that she has in her college 
years. But she was wise enough and brave enough to treat college as an experience and took advantage of all the opportunities presented to her, 
even those that were new, unfamiliar and untried. This dedication is not about a single contribution to the yearbook, or to SGA, or to Student 
Life, or even chemistry. It's about the example Katie has set for her fellow students, that you can come out of college a different woman than you 
were when you came in, simply because you expect yourself to. -Robin Sitten, former Microcosm advisor 

I guess surprise is a word that I will always associate with Katie. Whether the surprise is a little gift that she thought I would like, or a card to 
cheer me up when I'm feeling down, her thoughtfulness always reminds me how lucky I am to have a friend like her. I only regret that I haven't 
told her how much I appreciate her as a friend until now. -Anne Calabro, '97 

The reason that Katie is an outstanding friend, student and worker all boils down to the same trait: her easygoing nature. It may sound simple, 
but it's true. She can go from completely laid-back to intense and focused, or from quiet and listening to wild and crazy; few people have ever 
seen these sides. She can adapt herself perfectly to every situation. Although I've never worked with her, I can imagine this is a huge asset to her 
working on a team such as the Microcosm. As a friend, she has demonstrated this trait to me time and again whenever I have needed her since 
we were freshman and lived next door to each other. -Heather Bayliss, '97 

Katie, I have known you for four years, and not once have you ceased to amaze me. From your days as SBM to your contributions to Women's 
Legacy Weekend, from your work on SGA to your nomination to Who's Who, I have watched as you became an outstanding leader, team player, 
and friend. I will never forget our freshman year living on the same floor, nor this year as we created this wonderful memory book. I am grateful 
to have known you, to have worked with you, and to call you my friend. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished during your years 
here, I hope this dedication serves as adequate appreciation for all you have contributed to Simmons College. -Laurel Moffat, '97, Layout Editor 



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^ Organizations 



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Building A 
Balance 



Student organizations at Simmons form 
a community all their own. No matter 
what your interests are, there's an 
organization to match them. Students 
volunteer their time, skills, heart and 
soul, all the while making tremendous 
contributions to our community. This 
section recognizes all of you as outstanding 
leaders, and we thank you for all your 
efforts toward Building a Balance. 





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^ Campus Activities Board 



'96- '97 

Board 

revitalizes 

faltering 

group 



They changed the name and brought a catchy new logo — and it all came in a CAB. 
What was once the Activities Programming Board has been renamed the Campus 
Activities Board (CAB) by this year's executive officers. A new constitution was 
drafted, and this organization has undergone a complete makeover. All of these 
changes were efforts towards the greater goal of achieving better name recognition 
for the organization and its events. They mixed traditional events like the 16th 
Annual Valentine's Day Ball with fresh ideas like a winter barbecue complete with 
a hot tub on the quad. These events were part of the 1 st Annual Winter Weekend, 
an event CAB hopes to make a tradition on campus. 




► CAB EXECUTIVE BOARD (above) sitting: 
Erin Henry, Aimee Chevrette, Alison Evans. 
STANDING: Heather Bayliss, Hanah Weinberg, 
Julie Savini, Donna Catamero 

► LOOK, MA, NO CHAIRS! (above right) 
Board members Hanah Weinberg and Donna 
Catamero compare notes in the CAB office. 

► ANOTHER VICTIM (right) A generous 
Simmons student donating blood in the 
Conference Center during CAB's annual blood 
drive. 






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► HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE (top left) Campus 
Activities Board (CAB) Chairwoman Heather Bayliss, 
'97, clinging to a life preserver at the edge of a 4-foot 
drop. 

► HOT IN THE CITY (above left and center) Simmons 
students and their guests enjoy 100 degree weather — 
but only in the water. 

► ALL SMILES (left) CAB Lecture Chair Erin Henry, 
Amanda Erekson, '97, and guests enjoy a meal at 
Bartol. 



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^ Sirens 



A cappella 

group 

records 

CD -a 

Simmons 

first 



The Sirens is Simmons' a cappella group. This year they 
have performed at many on and off-campus functions, 
including several self-produced concerts . They are particu- 
larly proud of their new recording, the first Sirens CD ever! 
They are completely student-run and arrange many of the 
songs in their wide repertoire. 



► SONGBIRDS Melissa Delgado, Lauren Schultz, 
Chandra Tallman and Anne Peterson. 

► DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE: The Sirens are very 
serious about their rehearsal time. 

► '96-'97 SIRENS (lower right) Back: Becky Schultz, 
Kathi Hall-Crowell, Chandra Tallman, Annie Petrozelli, 
Kim Collins. Front: Melissa Delgado, Anne Peterson, 
Lauren Schultz, Becca Wilmot, Erin Henry. 











► Microcosm 



The 

memories 

will last 

forever 



It all started in July of 1996. At the Josten's Summer Yearbook Workshop, a theme 
for was developed, the cover designed, and the ball set in motion to create this 
book. Eight months, hundreds of hours, endless phone calls, and 152 pages later, 
the last shipment was off to the plant, and work on the supplement began. W- 
006A has been the site of late production nights, Dunkin' Donuts breaks, photo 
cropping, copyfitting, editing, laughter, hope and anticipation. The 1997 Micro- 
cosm is a result of the commitment, dedication, motivation and teamwork of a 
handful of students and one enthusiastic advisor. Hopefully, it captures your 
memories, friendships, and achievements— because all of these things were 
created while this book was produced. 



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►A CLICK AWAY (right) Laurel Moffat 
was never far from the computer. 

► STAFF (below, l to r) Katherine Aceti, 
Lisa Dingman, Katie Butler, Mariah 
Sylvain, Laurel Moffat, Lexie Bishop. 



► CAPTION (below, right) Mariah 
Sylvain and Katherine Aceti love doing 
the busywork! 

► CAPTION Laurel Moffat, Katie Butler 
and Lisa Dingman enjoying a break from 
the yearbook office with Kristie Kirchner. 




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P Quadside Committee 



Providing 

on-campus 

entertainment 



The Quadside Committe was busy this year planning on-campus 
entertainment. They were packed to capacity when they had DJ's 
(ranging from jazz to heavy metal), the clothing swap, and their 
Canned Food Drive. The tables were full, the wait line was about 
an hour as many people came to the Psychic night to have their 
future told. Women's Talent Night, held in March, was once again 
a huge success. The Quadside Committee worked hard to try to 
bring the Simmons community together to have some fun. 



► GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD TIMES (top right) Alyssa Voss 
and friend, of the Quadside Committee executive board, 
(bottom left) Carrie Cutillo and Alicia Berger are two of 
Quadsides faithful student workers, serving up sodas, frappes, 
nachos, and other student favorites. 



► TELLING THE FUTURE (top left & bottom right) These 
students visited psychics to learn what was in store for them. 



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► 



BACCHUS/ SAA/ Chorale 




r BACCHUS Jen Shuart, Michele Bourgeois, 
Caitlin Barritt, Emily Rose Welsh 

BACCHUS had a great year letting 
the Simmons community know what 
they are all about. They held weekly 
meetings and numerous activities such 
as: Alcohol Awareness Week in 
October, selling caranations for St. 
Patrick's Day and a spring weekend. 



► STUDENT ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 

Amber Crenetz, Heather Ferguson, Carolyn 
Williams 

The Student Alumnae Association (SAA) 
did a great job connecting students to 
Simmons alumnae. They did this 
through their Reunion Weekend and 
Finals Week Care Packages. 



r CHORALE Members of chorale in rehearsal. 

Concerts 

Winter Holiday Concert 

Coast Guard Academy in Alumnae 

Simmons' Conference Center 



^ 



^ The Simmons News 



Student-run 

campus 

newspaper 



The Simmons News has reliable information that 
helps inform the Simmons community about up 
and coming events and issues concerning Simmons 
and the local area. The Simmons News is run by a 
student editorial staff with the help of an advisor. 
It's published on a weekly basis and is free of 
charge to the Simmons Community. 




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WW* 



►who forgot the coffee? 

(above) Rena Shief (far right)looks like she's 
trying to catch up on her sleep from 
Tuesday night production. 

►WHO FORGOT THE COFFEE? Beth 
Jendro and Jennifer Nelson make sure their 
issues are on the table during editorial board 
meetings. 

► '96-'97 EDITORIAL STAFF BACK ROW: 
Dawn Perry, Asst. to the Editor, Loren 
Epstein, Entertainment Editor, Rena Shief, 
Editor-in-Chief, Jennifer Nelson, Managing 
Editor. FRONT ROW: Sarah Roy, News 
Coordinator, Angela Giovanello, Copy 
Editor, Beth Jendro, Layout Editor, Danielle 
Claffey, Photography Editor, Niki 
Hutchinson, Features Editor, Amy Carleton, 
Copy Editor. 






^ Student Government 



Self- 

government 

of student 

rganizations 



The Student Government Association's purpose is to encourage responsibil- 
ity and cooperation in a democratic self-government. It is concerned with 
representation on all levels of the college. SGA coordinates the policies of 
various student organizations and works to further the general interest of 
the student body. This year Student Government implemented a new 
postering policy. The policy was a success, thanks to the help of SGA 
members. The second annual Women's College Week was another great 
success. This year's events included a co-sponsored band at Quadside and 
an information table where students could learn more about women's 
colleges. 




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► STUFFED TO THE GILLS (left)SGA's 
weekly senate meetings are always crowded 
with student representatives, guests, and 
invited members of the community. 

► BRIGHT EYED (bottom left) Anne 
Brochu, Sarah Christopherson and guests at 
a weekly senate meeting. 

► EXECUTIVE BOARD (bottom right) 
Jahmeelah Bai, Rebecca Williamson, Nicole 
St. Clair, and Alexis Bishop. 




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r Black Student Organization 



1996-97 

Outstanding 

Student 

Organization 



The Black Student Organization is one of the most well- known organizations 
on campus. BSO promotes interest, unity, and self-pride within the Black 
community of Simmons. The BSO serves as an educational source by planning 
such events as Kwanzaa week, Professional week, and Black History month. 
Dances, the annual Fashion Show, and the first annual Gong Show were among 
the most attended events at Simmons this year. At the Student Activities 
Recognition Ceremony held in April, BSO was named Outstanding Student 
Organization for their hard work and contributions to the community this year. 



► LAST MINUTE TIPS Rebecca 
Williamson and Jahmeelah Bai, deep in 
discussion before the BSO Fashion Show. 

► COVER GIRLS Adrienne Smith, 
Jahmeelah Bai and Halle Richatdson take 
a break from the catwalk to pose. 

► STRIKE A POSE Members of BSO in 
their runway fashions. 

► DANCE FEVER Judging by this crowd, 
BSO's annual dance was a success. 





^ KWANZAA 



BSO 

celebrates 

seven 

principles 

of 
Kwanzaa 



Kwanzaa is a seven-day American cultural celebration. It's a special time for 
Black Americans and others from similar descents to focus on African- 
inspired culture. The word "Kwanzaa" means "first fruit of the harvest" in 
Swahili. There are seven principles for the celebration, and one is 
recognized each day: unity, self-determination, collective work and re- 
sponsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. The 
focus of the Kwanzaa celebration, the kinara, holds a candle for each day 
of the week. The Black Student Organization sponsored a week full of 
events ranging from a Pot-Luck Dinner and speakers who came to discuss 
what Kwanzaa means. 



► BURNING BRIGHT (left) Michelle Vital and guest pose in front 
of the seven candles that celebrate Kwanzaa. 



► CELEBRATION (bottom left) Racquel Callender, Michelle 
Vital, Rebecca Williamson, Sheri Felix, and Tenisha Ramsay. 




^ Organizacion Latinoamericana 



OLA hosts 
first-ever 

Latino 
Heritage 

Month 



OLA focused most of their time planning this year's first-ever Latino Heri- 
tage Month, which was held during October. Featured events included a 
Mariachi performance in Bartol Hall and a reception for Luis Cajiga, and OLA 
ended the month with a semi-formal dinner and dance in Alumnae Hall. 



r ALL SMILES (top left) These women 
attended a speech on issues concerning 
Latino Heritage Month. 

► FREE BARTOL (bottom left) Bartol 
Hall hosted a dinner with traditonal 
foods representing Latino countries. 



► SHOW ME THE MONEY (top right) These young ladies were busy trying 
to sell baked goods so that OLA could plan many events. 

► IN THE MOOD (bottom right) A Mariachi Performance held during the 
dinner at Bartol Hall made the atmosphere an enjoyable one. 



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^ Liaisons 




► CHEMISTRY LIAISON 

Annise Berger 
Katie Butler - 
Nancy Lee 
Kari Moss 
Natalie Hill 



►economics liaison 

standing : 
Liz Szilagyi 
Cheryl Hutt 
Lora Slomch 
Sally Yon 
Michelle Lambert 

sitting : 

Kathy Southard 
Michele Bourgeois 
Gwen Marshak 
Amy Tarlow 
Julie O'Connor 

► ENGLISH LIAISON 

Jennifer Hayward 
Moira McTigue 
Betsy Grant 
Sharon Reed 



^ Simmons Community Outreach 



Stepping 



out to 



serve 



Simmons Community Outreach has been reaching out to the Boston commu- 
nity enthusiastically this year with record attendance at many events. Simmons 
Community Service Days were three days when volunteers cleaned up the 
Muddy River area, helped move library books at a lpcal elementary school, 
and sponsored a walk for community service that raised over $400. SCO also 
awards a "Volunteer of the Month," which recognizes someone who has 
helped out greatly and participated in many of the events. With all of their 
generosity and hard work, Simmons Community Outreach has definitely 
done the community a service this year! 



► '96-97 SCO MEMBERS (right) 
Back: Advisor Steve London, Kate 
Chatellier, Maria Alves, Jennifer 
Darling, Jen Atkinson, Robin 
Drysdale. Front: Keelyn Collins, 
Judy Botelho, Kate Allen. 

► DRESSED FOR SUCCESS (bottom 
left) This costume party looks 
like a fun event. 

► HAPPY DAYS (bottom right) 
Helping out the community 
made these students smile!! 




^Valentine's Ball for the Elderly 



SCO 

hosts 

second 

annual 

dance 



On February 9, 1997, the second annual Valentine's Day Ball for the 
elderly was held. The tables and walls of Alumnae Hall were beautifully 
decorated with pink, red and white balloons that created a festive 
mood for dancing and celebrating. Along with 50 Simmons students, 
guests from Boston's Hale and Merrill Houses enjoyed dancing to The 
Eugene Toale Quartet, along with a performance by The Sirens. 




► DANCING QUEEN (far 
left) Jennifer Darling (left) 
looks like she's having a 
great time. 

► TWO-STEP (left) Melissa 
Brown is right in step 
with her wonderful 
partner. 



► GOOD TIMES (bottom 
right) Steve London, in 
the background, is 
enjoying the Jazz Band. 

► PICTURE PERFECT 

(bottom left) Natalia 
Bueno and guest pause 
for a picture during a 
dancing break. 



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► '97 Days Left Party 




► REUNION (top left) Freshman year 
floormates (clockwise from top) 
Heather Bayliss, Christen Cushing, 
Laurel Moffat, Katie Butler, Anne 
Calabro, Jodi Freedenberg, Cathleen 
Straub, Heather Ferguson, Lora 
Slomich, Jen Plaisted. 

► PUTTING THEIR HEADS 
TOGETHER (top right) Margret 
Grant and Stephanie St. John. 

► CELEBRATING (middle left) 
Nora Lambert, Sarah Hanninen, 
Laurel Moffat and Poolie Labonville. 

► CROWDED HOUSE (middle 
right) Almost one hundred seniors 
attended the party. 

► BAR GIRLS (bottom left) from left: 
Pam Fitzgibbon, Bethany Hyer, 
Rachel Amgott, Carrie Cutillo, 
Susan Boss, Natalie Woods, Micki 
Bergevin, Alyssa Voss, Sheri Lanni 







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^ Expressing our Faith 



► CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION 

Left to RIGHT: Mary Theresa Detore, Regina 
Denapoli, Melissa Chern, Ann Hodkinson, 
Kim Locke 

The Catholic Student Association had a busyyear. 
They had many events starting from ice cream 
socials, retreats, speakers, and pray serivces. At 
Christmas they visited the holiday lights displayed 
at a church in North Attleboro. The services for 
Ash Wednesday, March 26, had their biggest 
turnout ever, with eighty people attending. Weekly 
services were held on Saturday nights at 1 0:00 pm 
and Sunday mornings at 1 1 :00 am, at Emmanuel 
College. 



► CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST 

Top ROW: Shannon Wallace and Moira 

McTigue 

Bottom row: Grace Foster and Kristin 

Huggins 

The Campus Crusade for Christ is an 
Interdominational Christian Student Fellowship 
that is associated with Park Street Church. They 
have weekly student-run Bible studies. On Friday 
nights they attend a Boston-wide meeting held at 
Harvard where they play games and read stories. 
They have had a lot of events to raise money for 
and they have done this by Bake sales and Ven- 
dors. A successful event this year was Holy Week, 
held during March 24-30. 



► CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION 

Left to Right: Jennifer Violante, Justin, 
Patricia Leen, Melissa Chern, Aldona 
Lingertat, Andraunick Simounet, Jonathan, 
Kim Locke 



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P 16th Annual Valentine's Ball 





► FRIENDS FOR LIFE (top left) Kathy Southard, '97, Katie 
Butler, '97, and Lexie Bishop, '98. 

► A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL (top right) Lisa 
Leccacorvi, '97, and her guest. 

► FIRST-TIMERS (middle left) Mariah Sylvain, '00, Bethany 
Geiger, '00, and their guests. 

► HAPPY COUPLE (middle right) Anne Calabro, '97, and her 
guest. 

P SWINGERS (lower left) These women had a lot of fun on the 
dance floor. 



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Athletics 




Balancing Act 



Competing on any of Simmons' eleven 
athletic teams presents students with a 
challenging and rewarding experience. 
Athletes learn teamwork, leadership and 
sportmanship skills that will be valuable 
for a lifetime. We hope you and your 
teams were able to achieve all of your 
goals this season, and thank you for 
successfully performing what must often 
be a difficult Balancing Act. 





^ Soccer Team Makes History 



Sharks 
take 

GNAC 
Title 



The soccer team entered the 1 996 season as the team to beat. They were able to maintain 
that status by capturing a 7-0 record in conference play. For the second year in a row, they 
entered the Greater Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) seeded first. They went on to 
defeat Rivier College 4-1 in the semi-final game, and took home the championship by 
topping Emerson College 1-0 in the final. This conference championship is the first in 
Simmons soccer history. 

j We worked really hard to get here all season. 
\ After the loss last year it was our main goal 
\ to come back and win it, especially for the 



returners. 



-Goalie Becca Chapell, '98 



► KICKER Midfielder Becky Coswell, '99, 
warming up for a game. 



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STRETCH (L to R) Becca Chapell, '98, Bridget Kay, '97 and Shanti Heffern, '00, during pre-game warm-up. 



' TEAM '96 (top right) Standing, L to R: Assistant Coach Tina Fang, Shanti Heffern, Manorack Somviengxay, 
Colleen Walther, Debbie Munzeig, Amanda Robinson, Amy Harrington, Marisa Leykam, Danielle Malinowitz, Suzy Amor, 
Leah Gillis, Becky Coswell, Head Coach Maureen McCormack; Kneeling, L to R: Tri-Captain Megan Coburn, Tiffany Reid, 
Danielle D'Amato, KT Bolton, Tri-Captain Becca Chapell, Melanie Pick, Holly Oblinger, Kristin Mohr, Allison Edwards, 
Tri-Captain Bridget Kay 



► Making Big Waves 



Swimming 

and diving 

team set 

important 

goals for 

'96- '97 

season 



Under the guidance of head coach Maureen Travers, assistant coach Francine 
Boucher, and diving coach Cara Kelley, the team is rising to new challenges this year. 
With only six returning swimmers, our main focus is to build team unity among 
these returning swimmers and the six new members of the team. Our goals this 
season are to remain competitive in the Greater Northeast Athletic Conference, and 
to perform to the best of our abilities. At the close of the season the team will 
graduate seniors Kristin f 
Huggins and Tara 



Spellissy. For now, we're a 



Team inspirational quotes: 

\ Coming together is a beginning, keeping 



\ together is progress, working together is success. 



small team trying to make 
big waves. J Once you are moving in the direction of your 

^Michelle Keohane & % goals, nothing can stop you. 



Tara Spellissy (November 1996) 



► THE SHARKS: (back row) Kathy Schomberg, Laura Hollisten, Gwen V PREPARATION Diver Sara Kohen warming up before a meet. 
Bradley, Erica Breda, Kristin Huggins, Laura Gardner (front row) 

Gretchen Bishop, Tara Spellissy, Michelle Keohane (captain), Kate 
Higgins, Sara Kohen 

► HIGH JUMP Diving coach Cara Kelley (left) with divers Sharise ► WATER BABIES Members of the team hanging out in the pool. 
Brown, Sara Kohen and Leah Gardner 




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Spiking 
Sharks 

earn 
several 

wins 



Led by Tri-Captains Amy Wilusz, '97, Megan Herald and Beth Blake, both '99, the 
volleyball team ended their season with a record of 12-9. Although one win short 
of GNAC Championship tournament standards, the Sharks put up a fight in 
defeating Rivier College, Western New England College, and Regis College. The 
season started off slowly with two losses to Babson and Worcester Polytechnical 
Institute. However, the Sharks came back to win over important GNAC teams. It 
was a productive season, and with second year coach Charlie Smith, the team 
worked very hard. Awards were given out at the end of the season as Nicole Peltz, 
'00, made the GNAC All-Star Team, and was runner up for Rookie of the Year. 



► IN CONTROL (L-R): Liz 
Szilagyi, Laura Kelley, Nicole 
Peltz, Amy Wilusz. 

► WHO'S GOT IT? (L-R): 
Jackie Mann, Nicole Peltz, 
Alice-Beth Tierney. 

►circle of friends 

Clockwise: (starting at #12) 
Alice-Beth Tierney, Liz Szilagyi, 
Jackie Mann, Annie Lee, 
Stephany Baillargeon, Elizabeth 
Blake, Megan Herald, Nicole 
Peltz, Molly Strife, Laura Kelley, 
Amy Wilusz. 




^ Sailing 



Sharks 

take 

control on 

land and 

in water 



Sailing this year was lead by Coach Jack Carney and Assistant Coach Brandy 
Herget. Brandy was the coach who helped them learn the rules and tactics off- 
land, and it was Jack who helped them to pull it all together when they got in 
to the water. The team worked really hard this year pulling together as a team 
and keeping up the team spirit. As a team they grew fast because sailing has no 
divisions. Although they competed agianst teams with more experience, the 
Sharks made an impressive showing. At the Interclub Dinghy Invitional held by 
Harvard, they placed ninth. Then at MIT they competed in the Smith Trophy 
Regatta in October and placed ahead of teams from UMass, Northeastern, 
Dartmouth and Mitchell. . 




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Sharks end 

season 

8-14 

overall; 

4-6 



confe 



erence 
play 



Curry College 39-51 L 

Wentworth 46-68 L 

E. Nazarene 34-55 L 

Roger Williams 40-38 W 

M.I.T. 38-71 L 

U.M. Dartmouth 51-63 L 

Mass. Pharmacy 65-22 W 

Wheelock 55-21 W 

Coast Guard 31-62 L 

W.N.E.C. 48-59 L 

Suffolk* (OT) 65-59 W 
*-GNAC Game 



Endicott* 52-65 L 

Daniel Webster* 77-65 W 

Pine Manor* 52-75 L 

Elms 53-33 W 

Emerson* • 46-31 W 

Albertus Magnus* 48-74 L 

Johnson & Wales* 51-46 W 

Emmanuel* 46-74 L 

Rivier* 63-71 L 

St. Joseph* 64-85 L 

Albertus Magnus 48-74 L 



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^ Field Hockey 



Team sets 
Simmons 

record with 
impressive 

season play 



Field Hockey had an incredible year coached by Shelly Morris and 
Michelle White. These new coaches brought the team up to a 
whole new level of playing and helped them bond as a team. They 
played many games and had a record of 12-3 going into the MAIAW 
Championship. This is the best record for most wins in a field 
hockey season at Simmons. They officially made this record in a 
game on October 19 against Fitchburg State. They won that game, 
bringing their overall record to 10-2, the best record of any 
Simmons sports team. 














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► crew 



Team 

continues 

to improve, 

earns respect 



This season was extremely successful with continual improve- 
ment. Two strong boats (an eight man and a four man) composed 
Simmons College Varsity Crew Team. The team was well-repre- 
sented and earned respect from competitors all around. Captains 
Katherine Caldes and Diana Gamache were an intergral part of 
this energetic and dedicated team. At the Seven-Sisters Regatta at 
Smith College, strong rivalries were presented and Simmons 
College achieved a second-place victory. 









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► 1996 CREW 

Top row, Left to Right: Sarah Thies, Head Coach Nikolai Kurmakov, Kim Locke, 

Maria Anderson, Alison Turner, Elizabeth, Jen Collom, Barbara Norton, Jen Chyten, 

Karoline Zata, Assistant Coach Jesse Fagge. 

Middle row, Left to Right: Annie Volpi, Tara Marlow, Katherine Caldes, Jen Hall, 

Joy Cancellieri, Meagan Carr, member, Cindy Wong, member, member. 

Front row, Left to Right: Amy, Brooke Vetter, Diana Gamache, Emily Parkhurst, 

Kathy Arbo, Anna-Joy Weber, Melissa Luttman. 



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^ Undergraduates 



Journey to 
Achieve 



Our years at Simmons are marked by 
triumphs and challenges. As we move 
from year to year, we learn from these 
experiences, and we become better 
prepared to enter the world as confident, 
skilled, enthusiastic women. It's a long 
road, and your path at Simmons will lead 
you to another exciting journey after 
graduation. Until then, best wishes for 
your Journey to Achieve. 














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1998 



Next year's 

graduates 

continue 

class 

traditions 



Six semesters down, two to go! This year, the Class of 1998 made its mark on Simmons 
by continuing a number of traditions, including the Third Annual Mardi Gras Celebra- 
tion, the Big Sister/ Little Sister program, and the Junior-Senior Toast. The class officers 
initiated a newsletter to keep their classmates updated on '98 events. As they prepare 
for their final year as undergraduates, it is clear that these students understand the 
importance of class unity and contribution to the community. With values like those, this 
class is sure to have an exciting and memorable senior year. 




► NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW nor crossing 
Brookline Avenue can keep a Simmons student 
from checking her mail. 

► WORK STUDY SGA President Gina Hill is also a 
Box Office Assistant. 

► CREATIVE TOUCH The Class of 1998 adding a 
personal touch to their decorations. 



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Class Officers 

President 
Susan Antonelli 

Vice President 
Jennifer Herzog 

Secretary 
Natalie Resca 

Treasurer 
Cindy McGrath 





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► ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER 

(top left) Gina Hill, Lexie Bishop and Natasha Weeks are all 
smiles but why isn't Candice Caines smiling? 

► ALL DRESSED UP (middle left) Bartol Hall was decorated 
festively for the Class of '98 Mardi Gras celebration. 

► MADAME PRESIDENT (above right) 

Jennifer Herzog, Class of '98 Vice-President, loves posing for 
pictures. 

P INSEPERABLE (left) Chandra Tallman and Eve Lawerence can 
always be found together. 





► fCLflSS 



1999 



A busy 

year for 

sophomores 



The Class of 1999 was busy all year long planning events for the Sophomores at 
Simmons. A pumpkin picking trip to the country-side was one of many co-sponsored 
events that the class council planned. The class kept the Big Sister/Little Sister Program 
alive with the Seniors as well. In May the Sophomore class gathered and woke up every 
Senior who lived on the Residence Campus early in the morning so that they could all 
participate in the annual May Day festivities. Successful bake sales and lollipop sales 
drives were just a couple of the ways that the class fund-raised money. 




► THINK, THINK, THINK (above) Alexis Maislen is taking advantage of 
Simmons' state-of-the-art computer lab. 



y FRIENDLY SMILES (right) Caitlin Barritt looks like she is really enjoying 
her workout. 



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► GOODIES (top) Class officers Carrie 
Gardner (left) and Donna Irish at a fall 
bake sale. 

► PEACE AND QUIET (middle left) 
Nanako Iwamoto is hard at work. 

► SPECIAL DELIVERY (middle right) 
Adrienne Smith enjoys her job in the 
campus mailroom. 

► FRIENDLY SMILES (left) Stephanie 
Schofield and Annie Petrozelli pose in their 
residence hall. 




Class Officers 

President 
Donna Irish 

Vice President 
Melissa Deasy 

Secretary 
Carrie Gardner 

Treasurer 
Donna Pina 



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► fCLflSS 



2QQQ 



Looking 

forward to 

the turn 

of the 

century 



Upon their arrival at Simmons, the freshman class began to make their mark on the 
community. Class officers worked hard and contributed to many activities. Orientation 
was fun and exciting; it was there that many freshmen met some of their closer friends, 
as well as upperclass orientation leaders. The freshmen come from 23 states and 12 
foreign countries, including Japan, India and England. The most popular majors were 
biology, psychology, education, physical therapy, communications, pre-med, and 
nursing. Among other notable facts, there are 14 Jennifers. Congratulations to all the 
leaders, dancers, singers, athletes, dreamers, poets, and most importantly, students of 
the Class of 2000. You've only just begun to succeed. 




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► CHEM 101 was a required course for science 
majors. Here, Shannon Costa displays some of 
the necessary materials. 



► STUDENT ATHLETES Many first-year 
students found that athletics were an important 
way to be involved in the community. Colleen 
Walther played for the Sharks' soccer team. 



►getting comfortable 

Katherine Quible finds the 
perfect spot for studying - the 
Student Activities Center 
Lounge. 




Class Officers 

President 

Thong Nguyen 

Vice President 
Soojie Hwang 

Secretary 

Jessica Cantelo 

Treasurer 
Varina Gunn 



► FIRST TEST Manorock Somvienqxay performs a 
chemistry experiment. 



► ORIENTATION '96 Holly 
Edwards and Jamie Webber are all 
smiles during their first week at 
Simmons. 



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^ Faculty /Staff 



Helping You 
Achieve 



Through the guidance of faculty and 
with the assistance of administration and 
staff, students are given the best possible 
environment in which to achieve. We are 
provided with a wealth of resources, skills 
and knowledge, and then shown the best 
ways to utilize them in our academic and 
co-curricular lives. Interaction with 
faculty and staff outside the classroom 
and professional environments fosters the 
community atmosphere on which 
Simmons prides itself. The following 
pages highlight those people who made 
efforts toward Helping You Achieve. 





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President 

Dr. Daniel Cheever 




Assistant to 
the President 

Caroline Considine 




Office of the Dean for 
Student Life 

Lisa Ward, Administrative 
Assistant, Sarah Hurd, Staff 
Assistant, Sheila Murphy, 
Dean for Student Life; 
Hilda Hernandez- 
Gravelle, Assistant Dean 
for Multicultural Affairs; 
(sitting) Lindsey Goodhue, 
Director of Programs 



The College of Arts and 
Sciences and Professional Studies 





Dean of the College Dean of Faculty 

Chester Haskell Karen Talentino 



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faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty^ 
► Abafazi 



Delia Scott 
Marie McHugh 



► Academic Support Center 

Elizabeth Hamblet 
Carolyn Holland 
Josephine Shaddock 
Andy Reyes 
Anna Concepcion 

Missing: Amy Castner, Heather Walker 



► Office of Admission 

Back Row: Cheryl Fallon, Roisin O'Brien, 
Kathleen Mathews 

Third Row: Shamikah Dean, Maria 
McCarthy, Harriet Petrocelli. 

Second Row: Cynthia Rubino, Rene 
Agard, Crissilla Parris 

Front Row: Jane Fidler, Deborah Wright 

► African American Studies 

Becky Thompson 
Dana Chandler 
Tsenay Serequeberhan 
Delia Scott 
Marie McHugh 



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faculty • staff • staff 




culty • faculty 



faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty 

► Art and Music 

Dana Chandler 
Anne Reid 
Greg Slowik 
Margaret Hanni 
Bob Oppenheim 
Vaughn Sills 



staff 




► Biology 

Standing: Arthur Skura, Victoria Galloway, 
Jane Lopilato, Jyl Cronin, Bruce Gray, 
Randi Lite. 



Sitting: Mary Owen, Sandra Williams, 
Karen Talentino. 



► Bookstore 

Susan Gould 
Tim McWilliams 
Bill Nasson 
Karem Lassus 



► Office of the Business Manager 

Rita Beal 
Marcus Buckley 
Kathleen Peroni-Callahan 



staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff 



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► Career Services 

Danielle Sutton 
Elaine Goldman 
Andy Petigny 



► Chemistry 

Leonard Soitzberg 
James Piper 
Peter Bowers 
Micheal Kaplan 
Iclal Hartman 
Carolyn Spodick 



► Communications 

Standing: Michelle Baxter, James Corcoran, 
Alden Wood, Bob White, Vaughn Sills, 
Deborah Smiley. 

Sitting: Derrick Jackson, Lynda Beltz 



► Counseling Center 

Louise Christian 

Lourdes Rodriguez-Nogues 

Jonathan Ehrenworth 



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faculty • faculty • faculty 
► Economics 



Masato Aoki 
Carole Biewener 
Barbara Sawtelle 
Don Basch 



staff 




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► Office of Financial Aid 

Front Row: Lisa Mayer, Barbara Layne, 
Greta Methot 

Back Row: Brian Hodge, Cindy Getman, 
Anna Sustrova 



k? Missing: Beth Bolles 



► Foreign Language 

Back Row: Susan Keane, Martha Marks, 
Lola Pelaez, Zhigang Liu. 

Front Row: Louise Cohen, Deborah 
Fraioli, Raquel Halty, Maria Silvina Persino, 
Sherry Williams 



► Health Center 

Denise O'Connor 
Nancy Summes 
Jill Stein 
Carole Kessel 
Kathy Galvin 



taff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff 



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faculty • faculty 
► History 

Edward Rafferty 
Zhigang Liv 
Susan Porter 
Richard Lyman 
Marie McHugh 
Keith Gorman 



faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty) 



► Institutional Advancement 

Front Row: Rebecca Yturregui, Christine 
Santos, Debra Coleman, Monica Key, 
Rachel Herf 

Back Row: Edith Ackerman, Patricia 
Maroni, Jeannie Brooks, Penny Redfield, 
Deborah Curran, Sarah O'Brien, Stephen 
Swain, Janet Miner, Mary Ellen Collins 

► Library 

Front Row: Martha Davidson, Cheryl 
Brigante, Ilze Olmstead, Daphne 
Harrington, Teresa Garcia 

Back Row: Linda Watkins, Mia Calivas, 
Tracey Leger-Hornby, Elizabeth Donnelly, 
Bridget Rawding, Susan Lieberthal, Patricia 
Durisin, Loretta Baquivan, Megan Fox, 
Denise Davis 

► Management 

Front Row: Lynda Moore, Kathleen 
Bevacqua, David Griswold, Bonita Betters- 
Reed 

Back Row: Alan Robinson, Joanne Dreher, 
Susan Sampson, Marlyn Gillis, Kristina 
Esch, Bruce Warren 



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- - r Math, Physics, Computer Science 

David Browder, Donna Beers, Michael 
Brown, Sheilah MacLaughlin, Susan 
McNamara, Ethel Schuster, Brian Bowlby 






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► Nursing 

Back Row: Ann Kittler, Joan Jacobson, 
Carol Sherwood, Diane Osgood, Mary 
Stanick, Elizabeth Lamb 

Second Row: Michelle Phillips, charlene 
Berube, Mary Segraves, Kamal Hijjazi. 

Front Row: Kelly Fisher, Judy Paris, Cheryl 
Noyes, Phyllis Moore, Penny Glynn. 

► Nutrition 

Kathleen Cotter 
Margery Gann 
Nancie Herbold 
Kristy Hendricks 



► Philosophy 

Tsenay Serequeberhan 
Diane Raymond 
Sue Stafford 
Raj Thiruvengadam 



taff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • sta 



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faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty • faculty\ 



► Political Science and 
International Relations 

Zach Abuza 
Sharon Cooney 
Denis McLean 
Kirk Beattie 



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► Psychology 

Donald Thomas 
Barbara Gentile 
Diane Robbins 
Peter Castle 
Linda Monahon 
Diane Coulopoulos 



^ Public Safety 

Carl Cherism 
Ryan Soucy 
Ephraim Haile 
Linda Collymore 
Steve Tilley 



► Sports Center 

Darlene Moore, Alice Kantor, Karen 
Naylor-Riobueno, Maureen Travers 



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► Sociology 

Front Row: Patricia Reiker, Ellen Borges 

Back Row: Steve London, Becky Thomp- 
son, Jyoti Puri 



► Student Activities 

Standing: Lisa Dingman, Kristie Kirschner, 
Jill Walsh 

Sitting: Janice Brown 






► Women's Studies 

Back Row: Jyoti Puri, Becky Thompson, 
Eileen Cleere, Marie McHugh 

Front Row: Diane Raymond, Pam 
Bromberg, Margaret Hanni 






staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff 



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r Residence Operation 

FRONT ROW: Randy Dance, Valerie 
Randall-Lee, Jack Harbor, Joseph Galanek, 
Nancy Entler 

BACK ROW: Gary Thibedeaux and James 
MacAnespie 



► Office of Residence Life 

FRONT ROW: Amy Fontanella, Karen 
Zanni, Katino Douripines, Gorgette Green- 
Hodnett 

BACK ROW: Shelley Adrance, Gail 
Justino, Sally Stephens, Beth Mahoney, Jesse 
Fagge 



► Dorothea Lynde Dix Scholars Program 

Maryanne Dearborn, Muli Torkomoo, Jackie 
Evans, Bichevia Miller, Jean Stahl Heaton 







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staff 




► Office of the Registrar 

Sadie Hannula 
Donna Dolan 
Denise Chamberlain 
Philomena Kikelly 
Maureen Boyle 
Sharonne Taitt 






► Office of the Vice President for Finance 
and Operations 

Top Row: Brenda Lowe, Theresa Ocran, 
Mike West. 2nd Row: Patti Blood, Kate 
Maloney, Palissa Little, Peggy Lob. 3rd 
Row: Suzanne Hughes, Dona Robb, Jerad 
Dichirara. 4th Row: Eileen Hegarty, Pat 
Fallon, Susan Driscoll, Diane Hallisey. 



staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff • staff 



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Balancing Out 



Congratulatory messages and personal 
remarks placed by seniors, parents, family 
and friends help the yearbook in Balancing 
Out. 







Heather Leigh, 
Through the years. . . 

Through over 8030 days, 
Through 6 and finally 7 schools, 
Through many sprains and breaks, 
Through many camps, and much camping, 
Through many a sleepless night, 
Through moves in and out, 
Through happy as well as sad times, 
You've always made us proud. . . 
Congratulations! 

The future can only be bright - 

you're the star! 

We love you, 
Mom, Dad, and Erica 



Susan, 



Remember all those years ago when you said, "But I 
hate school, please don 't make me go?" 

Now look where you have gone and what you have 
accomplished! We 're so proud of you! 

Love, 
Momma & Dad 

Those two years together 
cemented a friendship that 
will last forever. 

Love, 
Karen 




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"Susan, The Good One, " 
You 've always been there when L needed you! 
Congratulations! Love, 

Stephen 





Mary Ann Hamre 






Celebrations begin, 

Our baby graduates! 

We're proud of you, 

Dogger 

As a nurse, you'll be 

great. 

Congratulations, We love 
j you, Big Guy Mom, 
I John, Chris, Katie, Matt, 

Jen & Cleo 



)ear Heather, 

Congratulations on four 
outstanding years! 
7 our hard work and 
letermination have 
mid off. We are SO 
>roudofyou. 

We love you, 
Mum and Jayman 




Erin, j 

You 've come a lone : 

o 

way, Baby! Best of : 
luck in the future. ' 

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Love, : 
Mom, : 

Colleen, j 

Bill & i 
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Deborah, 



Your perseverance, attitude, and 
focus have truly paid off 



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We are proud of your 
accomplishments and 
look forward to watching 
your very bright future unfold. 



Love, 

Mom, Dad, Scott & Tweezer 






Katie 

"Our Pride and Joy" 



We are so proud of you and all your 
accomplishments. We believe in 
you, support you in all your 
decisions and wish you the best of 
luck wherever your dreams may 
lead you. You are a wonderful 

daughter. ^r^ -~ "' ^-^ 



Love, 
Dad & Ma 




May the world be yours. Congratulations on four 
outstanding years! Love, Uncle Paul, Mo, Mike & Jenny 

Congratulations on all your accomplishments! You've 
made the most out of your time at Simmons. We're 
proud of all you've accomplished! Love, Meme&Pepe 

Continued success and happiness in the future. Follow 
your dreams! Love, Mimi 

You've set your goals high, reached them, and gone even 
further!! Congratulations on the remarkable woman you 
have become. Love, Uncle Rob 




I Anne, 

Congratulations. May you 
always find happiness in the 
years to come. We are proud 
of you. 



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Love, 

Mom, Dad, 
Michael, Mark 
Mary Beth, 
Paul and 
Robert 



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Leah, 

'm so happy and proud! I've always loved 
our playful spirit and the enthusiasm 
}od has blessed you with. Take it with 
ou, sweetie! Congratulations! 

Love, 

Mom 




Dear Annise, 

May you always stand tall, continue to 
grow with knowledge, and you'll be 
assured of a bright and successful future. 
We are very proud of all you have 
accomplished. Love, 

Dad, Mom & Lorelle 




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Congratulations, 

Missy! 

We are all proud of you. 

Jenny is very proud. 

We all love you. 



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Best wishes to all the graduating seniors! 
Four years of memories will last a lifetime! 

A special congratulations to my daughter. 
Laurel Christina Moffat 

I am so proud of you and your accomplishments! 

Youre a treasure. 

All my love, 
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Kristie - Congratulations! 

You've had four outstanding years; only two 
more to go. We're so proud of you and your accom- 
plishments! 
You 're the best and we love you. 

Love, 

Dad, Mom, and Michael 






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it, but most important, 
you knew you could do 
it, and you did with 
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We're so proud! 

Love you, 

Mom, Dad, Mork, Mindy, Sparkle, 

Nana and Grampie 

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DRESSED FOR SUCCESS 

We are very proud of you! 

Congratulations! 

Love, 

Mom, Dad and Danielle 






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The day you were born you made us 
proud parents of a baby girl. You've 
made us proud again now that you've 
graduated from college. What else can a 
parent ask for? 



I know it has been a challenging four 
years. But you've made it despite all 
obstacles. Congratulations!! 



We love you & 

good luck in grad school, 

Mom, Dad & Claudy 




Kerri Shmerri, 

We are very proud of your 

accomplishment. You are 

heading into a wonderfully 

exciting career. (Please 

remember us when you're 

with the lobsters!) 

We love you very much and 
wish you ail the best. 



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Mom, Dad and Derrick 



Kelly Marie 




No matter where you go. 

No matter what you do. 

Always remember Mommy and 

Daddy love you. 

Congratulations! 

We are proud of your accomplishments! 

Love Mom, Dad, Rick & Shannon 



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• Never forget what Simmons has taught you: Think for yourself, trust 
^ your own thought process, be confident that your opinion matters, 
5 and don't be afraid to take riskes. 

Congratulations on an impressive college career and best of luck with 
future goals! 

Love always, 

Mom, Dad, Brian, Bill, Mike, Aunt Cheryl, Tiffany, Cortney, Nana & Grampy 



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Congratulations Jennifer - 
you are ahead of your 
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From all of us who love you 



CAROLYN, 

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Love, Mom 



LISA 

Thanks for your help, support, guidance, 
Dunkin' Donuts, and all the rides home. 
You're the best! 

Love, 

Katherine, Katie, Laurel, Lexie, & Mariah 




KATHERINE ANNE 

Congratulations 

Wre proud of you! 

Love, 
Dad, Mom, Chris, Steve 






bngratulations to 
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from the 

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KATHERINE ACETI Photography Editor 

I'd like to thank: The offices of African-American Studies and Abafazi, and The Dean for Student Life for being so patient with department photos; Sheri 
Felix for taking pictures at the Jazz Social; Maya Lockwood for taking pictures at the BSO dance; Japhia Kendall for lending me her camera; Sam Kezer 
for taking pictures at the Valentine's Ball for the Elderly; Michelle Vital for Kwanzaa pictures; and Liz Ziepniewski for sailing photos. I'd also like to 
give a special thanks to adviser Lisa Dingman the other yearbook editors-Katie Butler, Laurel Moffat, Lexie Bishop, and Mariah Sylvain-as well as 
Bethany Geiger for being so supportive and helping me out whenever you possibly could. And another special thanks to my roommate Megan Keogh 
for putting up with me when I was stressed out of my mind. 

Alexis Bishop j| Business Manager 

Katie-Thanks for everything that you have done to help me accomplish all of my goals. You are truly a wonderful leader and an inspiration to everyone, 
including me! I wish you all the best. Laurel - Thanks for getting involved, without you I don't know if there would be a yearbook. Your creativity is 
incredible! Congratulations on creating such a great book! Good luck in the future. We will miss you. Mariah-Thanks for being an eager freshman! 
Without you, I probably would've ended up doing copy, and we all know how bad I am at it! I hope that you plan on doing it again next year! Katherine- 
Thanks for taking all those pictures! Thanks for being an eager freshman like Mariah. We will definitly miss you next year. Don't be a stranger! Lisa- 
Thanks for being such a supportive advisor and encouraging us all to strive to be the best. Good luck in the future. It was really fun working with you, 
we will miss you around the SAC! 



Katie Butler j Editor-in-Chief 

Who said making a yearbook is easy? LM, KC, MS, AB, LD- Not only have we made another great book but we've made friendships and an organization 
from this production. AB- You've done a GREAT job ($$$). Why didn't you apply to be BM earlier?? LM- It has been great to hang out with you again 
before we leave this place. Keep in touch. KC- You've developed leadership skills and know the true meaning of not giving up. MS- You've made your 
job seem like a piece of cake. LD- I'm grateful for all your effort to be a real part of our team. Tom- It was a pleasant surprise to work with you again 
this year. Caren- Your support is much appreciated. Good luck to everyone. You've all done a great job and may Simmons continue to produce many 
more award winning books! This one will not be an exception! 



Lisa Dingman j Advisor 

For the Microcosm staff -you'll never know the panic I felt when first assigned as yearbook advisor; I'd never been on a yearbook staff let alone advise 
one! But it was you who advised me, and taught me how a staff of incredibly talented and gifted individuals could create a beautiful book of memories 
for their classmates: My most special thanks to Katie (an unflagging leader) and Laurel (perfectionist to the end), who have led the way for Lexie, 
Mariah, and Katherine to continue the tradition of an outstanding Microcosm. -With warmest thoughts, Lisa. 



Laurel Moffat | Layout Editor 

From the bottom of my heart, thanks to Lynn Souza for the endless encouraging e-mails during production. Big, phat thanks to Jenn Morgan for 
keeping me company on the phone during long nights and weekends in the office. To Tom and the folks at Yeartech Services - thanks for always having 
the right answer; and to Linda, for being a quick problem-solver. Special thanks to Susan Antonelli for leaving your radio in 006 - sorry for locking it 
in our office! LD— thank you for understanding what this book means to me. KA, AB, KB, & MS— I'll never forget our trip to Revere. Thanks for making 
a great book. We have a lot to be proud of! 



Mariah Sylvain j Copy Editor 

I would like to personally thank Jackie Mann, Julie Parenteau, and Mary in the mailroom for helping me out tremendously throughout the 
semester. I would never have gotten it done without all of you. Thanks again. 

The Microcosm Staff would like to thank: 



Tom Keeley, 

Customer Service Representative, 
Josten s Printing and Publishing 

Linda Nolf, 

Service Coordinator at State College 



Caren Orlick Korin, 

Account Consultant, 
DaVor Photography Inc. 

The Simmons News 
Charity Cox 



Simmons Institute for 
Leadership & Change 

Photographers: Tara Marlow, 
Bethany Geiger, Jen Losey, 
Heather Hancock, Liesa 
Lessard, Linda Veneziale 



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^ Supplement 



Establishing a New Balance 



"Today we need to think about all the people we will leave behind who 
have made our lives better by their actions. Remember the professor 
whose comments caused you to change the way you see the world, the ^ 
roommate who taught you what true friendship was all about, and the 
upperclasswoman who encouraged you to take a risk and go for your 
goal. Whoever the person, whatever the circumstance, be sure to take a 
moment and acknowledge their impact onjypur life." 

— Jill Justin, 1997 Undergraduate Commencement Speaker ^tftk 

Ninety-second Commencement Exercise, May 20, 1997 ^ 



^ Track 



Track team 

building a 

foundation 



The 1997 track team had an incredible season, closing 
with a great performance at Brown University. Co-captains Megan 
Coburn and Ohuwa Furblur led the team to attain their goals. 
Coach Eleanor Mendoca accompanied Megan Coburn, Ohuwa 
Furblur and Sarah Frost to the New England Division III Champi- 
onships at Brown University. Next year, the team hopes to see 
everyone at the Championships!!! 



► LEADER OF THE PACK (top left) Co-captain Ohuwa 
Furblur works hard to be the best. 



► TEAM (top right) Coach Eleanor Mendoca, Sarah Frost, Ohuwa Furbllur, 
Megan Coburn, Abby Bentjen Cummings, Kelli Costello and Assistant 
Coach Emer Malloy. 






► "WINNING COMBINATION (above) Coach Eleanor Mendoca, Co-captains Megan Coburn and 
Ohuwa Furblur, and Assistant Coach Emer Malloy. 

► CLOSE CALL (left) Sarah Frost takes the lead. 



►Athletics 



Department 

recognizes 

students 

atheletes 



The Athlete's Recogintion Ceremony was held on April 
twenty-eighth in the Main Campus Building Confer- 
ence Room. Coaches reviewed the teams' highlights and accom- 
plishments from the year. The big hit of the evening was the 
bubbles. A new edition to this year's sports line up was softball. 
The team was not associated with a division but did have seven 
games. 



A CELEBRATION NOT TO MISS (top left) Sarah Cohen and Leah 
Gradner wish graduating senior Kristin Huggins the best of luck in the 
future. 



► NEW IN TOWN (top right) The 1997 Softball Team: Standing: (Left to 
right) Jessica Cantelo, Andara Biondolillo, member, Alice-Beth Tierney, 
Kim Kent, Nicole Peltz, Coach Cherry, Coach Cindy. Kneeling: (left to 
right) Eilish McKay, Liz Szilagyi, Sarah Balboa, Amanda Robinson 

► ENJOYING THE EVENING (bottom left) Was it the food or the 
camera that made Leah Gardner, Grethen Bishop and Sarah Munoz 
smile? 

► CELEBRATING WITH FRIDENS AS WELL AS TEAMMATES 

(bottom right) These best friends do everything together! 




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A Tribute to Our Male Role Models 



Senior and 

Sophomore 

tradition 

gets a new 

name and 

look 



February 21-23 was a time when seniors and sophomores to give tribute to their role 
models, formerly a time known as Father/Daughter Weekend. Like Women's 
Legacy Weekend, this event got a make over so that it could become more 
inclusive to Simmons students. The weekend kicked off with a wine and cheese 
reception, followed by a trip to the Mugar Omni Theater to see "Whales". On 
Saturday, tours headed out to the Sam Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain and the 
John Hancock Observatory. The annual Dinner Dance was held at the Boston 
Park Plaza Hotel with a night out to see the dazzling Blue Man Group as an 
alternative. A closing breakfast was held at the President's house. 



► COCHAIRWOMEN (right) Lisa Leccacorvi 
and Cori-Wheelden share this special 
weekend with their fathers. 

► STILL YOUNG AT HEART (far 

right) Senior Lorien Zeiser and her 
father dance the night away. 

► HONORING OUR ROLE MODELS (bottom 
left) Sophomores, Seniors and guests mingle 
at the Saturday brunch. 

►A NIGHT OUT (bottom right) 
Seniors Karen Robinson, Terri 
Marko, Elizabeth Sweklo and 
their guests enjoyed the Saturday 
evening Dinner Dance. 





^ A Time To Remember 



Departments 

bidfarwell 

to their 

seniors and 

recognize 

scholars 



It was a "Time to Remember" as professors, students and administrators gathered on 
the Residence Campus for the 1997 Senior/Faculty Banquet. The event kicked off in 
Alumnae Hall with a rock 'n roll performance by "The Professor Dudes" (Simmons 
professors David Browder, Lowry Pei and Raj Thiruvengadam). At the dinner, 
Masato Aoki, Economics professor and advisor to the Class of '97 delivered the 
Faculty address. All College Award recipients were Jennifer Darling; The Alumnae 
Honor Award, Keelyn Collins; The Danielson Memorial Award, Amy Zebee Franks; 
The Palmer Award, and Katie Butler; The Robert Rankin Award. Members of the 
graduating class received departmental awards for their outstanding achievements. A 
highlight of the evening came when Psychology professor Peter Castle received a 
standing ovation upon accepting a Simmons mirror in honor of his retirement from the 
College. The night capped off on the roofdeck of Evans Hall for a night to remember. 



► THE AFTER PARTY (top left) Seniors celebrate on the roof of Evans 
Hall. 



► KEYNOTE SPEAKER (top right) Masato Aoki shares his memories of the 
Class of 1997. 



► BANQUET CHAIRWOMAN (bottom left) Jill Justin delivers the opening ► AWARD RECIPIENT (bottom right) Keelyn Collins is congratulated by 
address. Residence Life Director Sally Stephens. 






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Fun Festivities filled the Quad at this year's Simmons Cup, an event 
sponsored by residence halls. Each hall pairs up with a local 
fraternity to challenge their neighbors in a little friendly competition. 
New to this year's event, Simmons Hall paired up with the interna- 
tional students who reside in Morse Hall. Competitions ranged from 
piling as many people on a mattress as possible to the three-legged 
races and a "dizzie-lizzie" competition, concluding with the tug-of- 
war. After a long day of laughs and teamwork, Arnold Hall was 
crowned the champions, with South Hall and Simmons Hall, respec- 
tively, close behind. 




► STICKING TOGETHER (above left) Ten 
seconds seems like a long time when you have 
twenty-seven people on a twin mattress. 

►AND THE WINNER IS??? (above right) The 
tug-of-war is the teams last chance to prove you 
have what it takes to be the winner of Simmons 
Cup. 

► A GREAT TURNOUT (right) Mesick Hall 
residents show their enthusiasm. 



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Just prior to the big day, Seniors attended a formal at Marina Bay in 
Quincy. Although quite a ride from Simmons, Seniors enjoyed the 
chance to get away from campus and create some final memories 
with their classmates. After a chilly dinner under a tent overlooking 
the water, Seniors and their guests boarded a boat and sailed from 
Quincy around Boston Harbor. 




► STOUT YOUR STUFF (left) South Hall 
buddies Jill Justin and Amy Sousa. 


► SENIOR CLASS LEADERS (below) 
Senior Week Chairwoman Anne 
Calabro, Commencement Ball Chair 
Heather Bayliss, Senior Class 




Treasurer Katie Butler and Senior 




Week Chairwoman Laurel Moffat are 




ready for a fun evening. 


► STRIKE A POSE (bottom left) Seniors take 
a break from dancing to take a picture 


► FRESHMEN FLOORMATES 

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May Day kicked off the final month of college for the Class of 1997. Sophomores 
continued this tradition of waking up the Seniors at the crack of dawn to watch 
them dance around the May pole. This year Evans Hall was ready and waiting. 
Senior Week Co-chairwomen Anne Calabro, Terri Marko, Laurel Moffat and the 
class officers packed the days before graduation with a trip to Martha's Vineyard, 
"A Sip of Boston", Billy Madison, karoake at Quadside and a barbeque on the 
Quad. 




► BEEP BEEP (above left) Sarah Buthee, Jennifer 
Darling and Kristen Topham enjoy a ride around 
Martha's Vineyard. 

► BRIGHT AND EARLY (above right) President 
Cheever tosses the first dirt on the tree planted in 
honor of the Class of 1997. 

► HONORING THE SENIORS (right) Members of the 
Sophomore Class dance around the May pole. 





► "A SIP OF BOSTON" (top) Seniors boarded shuttles to local 
bars for a final night on the town. 

► NO MEN ALLOWED (above left) Simmons students 
experienced one last breakfast in an all women environment. 

r ALL SMILES (above right) Amber Crenetz and Annise Berger 
enjoy senior week. 

► FRESHMEN BUDDIES (left) Jennifer Plaisted, Lora Slomich, 
Heather Ferguson, Katie Butler, Christen Cushing, and Kathy 
Southard celebrate four great years together. 



P> 1997 Commencement Exercises 



Successful 

Alumna 

addresses the 

graduates 



The ninety-second Commencement exercises were the first held under the official appoint- 
ment of Daniel Cheever as President of the College. Denise Di Novi, Class of 1977 and President 
of Di Novi Pictures, inspired the graduating class with her reassuring words that she would not 
be where she was today if she had not come to Simmons. Producer of Little Womenjames and 
the Giant Peach, Edward Scissorhands and Heathers, Di Novi offered advise and inspiration 
to the graduates. "You can't imagine how amazing it feels to look out at all your faces, sitting 
where I sat twenty years ago, and now be on this stage," said Di Novi. "Do something because 
you love it so much, you'll be miserable if you don't," she added. Undergraduate speaker Jill 
Justin urged students to remember those who have impacted their Simmons experience. "Well 
graduates, it's time to trade in your shower shoes and semester T pass for a power suit and brief 
case and head out to conquer the world," she concluded. 



►BEACH PARTY (above left) Dozens of students 
smuggled in beach balls and party favors. 

► UNDERGRADUATE SPEAKER (above right) 
Former Class President and SGA President Jill 
Justin was chosen to address the class. 

►THE BIG MOMENT (right) The turning of the 
tassels. 



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► MOVIE PRODUCER (top left) Denise DiNovi 
gives words from the heart, not a movie script. 

► PRESIDENT (top right) Dan Cheever wishes 
the graduates continued success. 

► PRIMPING TIME (above left) Laurel Moffat helps 
her friend prepare for the procession. 

► I DID IT! (above right) Four years of hard 
work finally paid off. 

► OVER HERE... (right) Graduates eagerly look for 
their families and friends. 




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